After 'Sye Raa', Surender Reddy may just have said something that has antagonized NTR's fans. In a TV interview, the director shared an anecdote involving him and the Nandamuri actor. And it pertained to the mid-2000s when Surender debuted.
"After 'Athanokkade', I was pursued by NTR's then manager non-stop for three days. I was emotionally blackmailed to do a film with Tarak," Surender said, much to the chagrin of Young Tiger's die-hard fans.
He suggested that doing the film was not to his liking, as he had already got an opportunity to work with Prabhas.
'Ashok' was an average film. But, years later, when 'Oosaravelli' happened, NTR had one of the worst flops from Surender.