Stars of Tollywood enjoy huge craze in Karnataka. Our films get released on a large scale and our producers get good money from the Kannada region. But there are only a few Sandalwood heroes who have a decent market in the Telugu states. Most of the Kannada heroes never tried to release their films in multiple languages till date. Upendra used to have a huge craze in Telugu but it faded away.
Lately, Sudeep enjoys good craze in the Telugu states thanks to his stunning performance in 'Eega'. He even played a supporting role in 'Sye Raa' and did a guest role in 'Baahubali'. Due to this, the Tollywood audience encourage Sudeep and his movies to a certain extent. Post 'KGF', Yash also secured a mass image in Telugu. It seems like another star hero is trying to gain some market in Telugu.
He is none other than Puneeth Rajkumar. He is a big star in Karnataka whose films create records. But none of his films released in Telugu till date but he is now stepping out of Karnataka as he released his last film 'Yuvarathnaa' in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. News is that he is planning to establish an office in Hyderabad and has hopes of building a huge market for himself in Tollywood. Let us wait and see what happens.