The pre-release event of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy was a grand soiree with several important faces of Tollywood in attendance. Thousands of mega fans attended the event to witness all the mega heroes on one stage. Chiranjeevi took this occasion to heap laurels on Rajamouli and Baahubali’s success. Even though Chiranjeevi has spoken a lot about Sye Raa, he once again reiterated that it was Baahubali’s success that paved way for Sye Raa. He said that producers were ready to pump in Rs 40 crore for a film with him. But, Sye Raa’s budget was Rs 80 crore more than that which is why they had to drop it from very long time.
Baahubali’s success helped Chiranjeevi to understand that one could invest huge sum of money and recover it easily. He said that he has never said these words to Rajamouli earlier and wanted to tell it now.
Back then, it was Shankarabharanam that brought attention to Tollywood, which was then followed by Baahubali. My debut film Punadi Rallu was released on the same day 41 years ago and I feel the same excitement and tension after forty one years for Sye Raa," Chiranjeevi said.
Chiru is confident that Sye Raa will also make Telugu cinema proud like the two films. He also added that he is not comparing Sye Raa with Baahubali but only stressing on the fact that the film will earn respect like the other two.
While Power Star Pawan Kalyan made his presence as the Chief Guest, ace directors like SS Rajamouli, VV Vinayak and Koratala Siva have graced the stage as special attendees. The celebrity list also included a string of mega heroes like Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej along with Chiranjeevi’s wife and daughters. Besides Pawan Kalyan, the star attraction of the show was the presence of Vijay Sethupathi. Speaking amid huge cheers, the Makkal Selvan of Tamil cinema stated that it’s an honour and privilege to star alongside Chiranjeevi in his debut film in Telugu.