Many attempts have been made to remake the Gundamma story, the film starring senior NTR and ANR. The attempts are still going on for a perfect duo in the film. Names of ‘Balayya, Nagarjuna’, ‘Junior NTR, Nagachaitanya’ were considered. However, Chalapathi Rao said, Gundamma story is a classic master piece and nobody can do justice to NTR’s role in the film although ANR’s romantic role can be replaced.
He said NTR’s son Balakrishna attempted a remake of NTR film but that films turned out to be a disaster. He further said Balakrishna and Jr.NTR are not NTR’s successors in acting.