The Telugu audience are very welcoming towards heroes from other languages. They have encouraged good content right from the old days. They gave a huge market to Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan right from the 80s and they enjoy huge stardom even today. Apart from them, Suriya became a huge star here and he secured a huge fanbase in the Telugu states.
Other than those three, we also have Vikram, Jeeva, Vishal and many others who came up with good hits in the Telugu market. With 'Baahubali' opening the floodgates, most of the South Indian star heroes are aiming at a pan-Indian market. While our Telugu heroes are targeting the North market, Kollywood heroes are trying to conquer the Telugu market. Most of the big star heroes like Vijay, Suriya, Dhanush and others are planning bilinguals and pan-Indian projects.
Vijay is currently working with Vamsi Paidipally under Dil Raju's production. There are talks that Suriya is going to make a film with our Telugu mass director Boyapati Sreenu. 'Remo' fame Siva Karthikeyan is also trying to grab a good market in Telugu with a straight film.
Dhanush has announced a project with Sekhar Kammula and news is that he accepted another pan-Indian project too. Currently, five Telugu directors are working with four Tamil heroes who are aiming to conquer the Tollywood market by 2023. While our heroes like Vijay Devarakonda, Prabhas, NTR and Charan are going North, Tamil heroes are doing all they can to get a hold of the Tollywood market.