Nagarjuna – Venkatesh : Do you know why there was a competition between Nagarjuna and Venkatesh films at that time..?
But both of them have clarified many times that the competition between the two was only in terms of movies and there was no competition in personal matters.
Nagarjuna – Venkatesh : Coming as a second generation hero from the Akkineni family, many directors and producers made negative comments saying that Nagarjuna was initially ineffective as a hero. However, Nageswara Rao continued with the goal of establishing Nagarjuna as a star hero. In such a sequence, some of Nagarjuna's films were successful but some were flops. However, Nageswara Rao aimed to make Nagarjuna a star hero, and as part of that, he anchored a director like Varma and made a film called 'Shiva' by him and made Nagarjuna a star hero in the industry.
Meanwhile, Dr. D. Ramanaidu, who is known as a big producer in the industry, also introduced Venkatesh as a hero at the same time. And Venkatesh has earned a good reputation as a hero in a very short time. Nag and Venky both entered the industry at the same time and later became relatives. But at that time there was a lot of news that there was a competition between these two heroes. In fact, Venkatesh, who was not Nagarjuna, was a star hero for a long time.
Nageswara Rao, who noticed this, knew that Venkatesh was growing up to be a bigger hero than his son, and with the intention of making Nagarjuna a star hero, he set good combinations with Nagarjuna and played a key role in Nagarjuna's rise to a star hero. But we know that Nagarjuna married Venkatesh's sister Lakshmi and divorced Lakshmi after the birth of Naga Chaitanya. In that regard, there were some differences of opinion between Venkatesh and Nagarjuna, and because of that, both of them did not talk much and therefore they used to release their films in competition with each other's films.
But both of them have made it clear many times that the competition between the two was only in terms of movies but there was no competition in personal matters. Even so, the news kept coming, and the fans of Akkineni and Daggubati were very happy when they came to the Muhurta of Naga Chaitanya's film Thandel, where the two talked together.