Not even after three weeks, Mahanati craze has not subsided. Everyone, right from the crew to the actor including those who played cameos of the stalwarts of the yesteryear Telugu Cinema. Now, talking about his role as the legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the movie, actor Naga Chaitanya said that he tried to avoid the director Nag Ashwin when he tried to ask him to play the role. He added that after listening to the script, he couldn't help but wanted to be a part of the movie. He further went on to say that if someone played the role, he would have felt very bad. As for his film works, Chay is busy with Shailaja Reddy Alludu in the direction of Maruthi Dasari and Savyasachi in the direction of Chandoo Mondeti.