Before the release of NTR Kathanayakudu Nandamuri Balakrishna was over excited. He proudly declared that he is making his father’s biopic and said he feels it is his good fortune that he is playing his father’s role. Balayya was impressive in NTR’s role. Though he did not suit as young NTR, he looked fine in the role of middle-aged NTR. Those who saw Balayya felt as if they are again watching NTR in Krishna’s avatar. Kathanayakudu which was released amid high expectations was described as a hit but in terms of collections it suffered a loss of Rs.50 crore. Two to three days after the release of Kathanayakudu, Balayya was busy giving interviews to channels but once the film’s collection came down he disappeared.
Balayya did not react to Kathanayakudu’s collections. In fact media persons could not see him. If it was thought that he was busy with the shooting of Mahanayakudu director Krish was seen targeting Kangana Ranaut over Manikarnika. Krish is continuously in news over Manikarnika issue. But Balayya was not accessible to media. There have been reports on social media that because of the failure of Kathanaikudu Balayya is appearing furious on the sets of Mahanayakudu. Balakrishna who disappeared here finally appeared in his Hindupur constituency at Telugu Mahila Pasupu Kumkuma programme.
It is known that Balayya is not just an actor but also a TDP MLA elected from Hindupur. Currently on behalf of TDP, CM Chandrababu is distributing Rs.10,000 cheques among DWACRA groups at Telugu Mahila Pasupu Kumkuma programmes in each constituency. In Hindupur MLA Balakrishna and his wife Vasundhara distributed cheques among women.