Chiranjeevi played roles of Antagonist in the very beginning of his career. Not just audience, Even his fellow actors assumed that he would become Top Villain in the Industry one day.
Veteran actor Murali Mohan disclosed that he along with Krishnam Raju anticipated the rise of Chiru to the level of Megastar much before anyone else. These Two Heroes believed that the kind of intensity Chiru had in his eyes would make him a Top Villain. Much to their surprise, Chiranjeevi went on to become a Top Hero in the Industry within few years.
Murali Mohan didn't hesitate to say that the rise of Chiru to the top position sans any godfather in the Industry is an inspiration to any actor. 'In those days, We just used to shake our hands and legs during songs and fights. Only Chiranjeevi made everyone realize what real dances and fights are like. The impact created by him is so huge that people aren't ready to accept what we kept doing until then. So, We had to change our style for delivering much better outcome,' he shared.