Stardom is not achieved overnight. Even if it is achieved virtually overnight, it takes a lot of effort for the overnight magic to work out. A star in any field is considered a de facto representative of the land he belongs to. Like Anil Kumble said, “Even if we deny, whatever we do will be attributed to our country and countrymen. So we better be role models than being a mere model.”, stardom is not a crown to display. It’s a responsibility. Stars are respected and even those who oppose stars due to favouritism, support them when need arises.
But a few times, even the biggest of the stars are mocked. Sometimes even satirical films are made on them. No. These are no ordinary stars. Let’s say, N. T. Rama Rao - the most charismatic film star and similarly charismatic political leader. Mega Star Chiranjeevi who at one time hailed as Bigger Than Bachchan. And the third one is the most enigmatic star hero Tollywood has seen - Pawan Kalyan. All are big heroes. But all of them are mocked. Reason? Politics and political games.
Some of the most controversial and naive political decisions of NTR were satirised in films like Mandaladheeshudu, Gandipeta Rahasyam etc. films. Except for one incident where Kota Srinivasa Rao who played NTR lookalike in one of these films attacked by fans, NTR has taken all this in stride.. Even Chiranjeevi whose political stances are mocked by none other than Dasari Narayana Rao in Mesthri didn’t give a damn about it and still respected Dasari.
But Pawan Kalyan’s fans have taken extreme offence when Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma announced a satirical movie Power Star. For whatever reasons they gave others a chance to make a satirical film on them. These three remain as examples for when in politics, even demigods are not spared by those who oppose them.