Mohan Babu feels that the young Tarak, fondly called by his fans as Young Tiger, is the best talent among the current crop of actors. The Junior, according to Babu, is so big a talent that it will take at least many years for others to catch up with him. Forget about the others, it will take, according to Mohan Babu’s own explicit statement, many years for his sons to match the insuperable talent of the Oosaravelli star.
With his seemingly considered opinion, the veteran may have tried to trigger a debate in the industry. The statement assumes importance in the context of Mahesh Babu being hailed as the biggest star in Tollywood, post-Dookudu. That there has been an understated contention for the Numero Uno slot in the industry, ever since Megastar Chiranjeevi left cinema for politics, only adds some amount of significance to Mohan Babu’s words.
With the public not in a mood to debate who is Chiranjeevi’s successor, Babu’s deification of NTR have expectedly been ignored. It may be remembered that NTR and MB were seen acting in a sportingly competitive spirit in Yamadonga.