Director Sekhar Kammula, who had made nine Telugu movies till date, casted mostly new actors in his films. He had given blockbuster-hit movies such as Anand, Godavari, Happy Days, and Life is Beautiful. In all these movies, he had opted for new faces (except Sumanth) as lead actors rather than established actors.
The result of these movies had completely changed the fate of those actors, but not in a good way. They have become common man to celebrities overnight and also turned from celebrities to common man eventually due to flops. People in Film industry, who does not believe in coincidence, are saying that it is curse for any actor to act in Sekhar Kammula’s movie. They are sharing some examples for the same.
Raja, who had acted as lead hero in Sekhar Kammula’s blockbuster movie “Anand” could not see such as hit in next 10 years and eventually quit his acting career and became a christian preacher. Sumanth, who had acted in in Sekhar Kammula’s blockbuster movie “Godavari”, is still struggling to get a good hit in his career, even though he comes from one of most famous Akkineni’s Family. Varun Sandesh, who had acted as lead hero in Sekhar Kammula’s blockbuster movie “Happy Days”, shut down his shop in Tollywood and moved back to America. Abhijeet Duddala, who had acted as lead hero in Sekhar Kammula’s super hit movie “Life is Beautiful”, had delivered three flop movies in a row after this movie and is not seen anywhere in Telugu film Industry.
So is the curse just speculation or truth? only time can tell.