Jagapati Babu, who had emerged as a class hero in Tollywood, silently stopped doing films when there was a long gap in the success. However, he accepted the role of villain in ‘Legend’ for the sake of Boyapati Srinu and Balakrishna. There were questions like how will Jagapati Babu be as a villain in this movie..how will Jagapati Babu, who always looks class, suit as a villain? However, as villain, he showed his other side. Boyapati brought out villain in Jagapati Babu. Since then, Jagapati Babu created a niche as the topmost villain in Tollywood.
Later, everyone went gaga over Jagapati Babu’s class acting as villain opposite NTR in ‘Nannaku premathu’. Boyapati, again gave him the role of villain in ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ In this movie, he impressed as villain by killing his own daughter for the honour. In Sukumar’s ‘Rangasthalam’ Jagapati Babu as president Phanindra Bhupathi appeared as cruel-minded silent villain. Now he has again acted as villain opposite Bellamkonda Srinivas in ‘Saakshyam’. This film is ready for release and he is currently busy with the promotion.
While promoting ‘Saakshyam’ Jagapati Babu spoke about the film. He said that he has so far acted as villain in movies like ‘Legend’, “Nannaku premathu’ and ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ but his role as villain in ‘Saakshyam’ will be better than his role in these films. Anybody who watches ‘Saakshyam’ will wonder if there can be someone who will stoop to this level. He said that he has done the role of such a dreadful villain. He also said that so far audience had forgiven him for the roles of villain but after watching ‘Saakshyam’ they will not forgive him. Sharing the details of his cruelty in ‘Saakshyam’ Jagapati Babu said he played the roles so far for the sake of money but he fears that this role may impact his real life too.