.In a shocking reversal of gender snobbery, Nayanthara who is known as ‘Lady Superstar’ in the Tamil and Telugu film industry has reportedly refused to be cast opposite a relatively new but talented upcoming actor Satyadev in the Chiranjeevi Telugu starrer Godfather where she plays Chiranjeevi’s daughter-in-law.
Satyadev has been seen making his presence felt in several Telugu films like the recent Netflix anthology Pitta Kathalu and Zee5’s 47 Days. He was selected to co-star with ‘Lady Superstar’ as the plot’s focus is on the female lead , not her co-star.
It is common practice in Bollywood to cast talented non-A listers opposite A-lister heroines in female-centric films. Taapsee Pannu is often seen with actors who are not superstars like Vikrant Massey and Pavail Gulati.
Apparently Nayanthara’s no to Satyadev has taken the makers of Godfather by surprise. We do hope that better sense will prevail. Nayanthara should remember everyone has to start from the lower ranks.No one is a born superstar .