Mahesh Babu- Koratala Siva latest release Srimanthudu has been appreciated by critics ,audience and politicians including Telangana IT Minister KTR, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu for its message oriented content of adopting a village by a wealthy guy. But it seems that, the film has been copied from a popular magazine serial.
A journalist Sarath Chandra has claimed for the story of the film , He says the story was published in Swathi Weekly magazine with a title ‘Chachhentha Prema’. He also said that , He wanted to make a film with Nara rohit but due to some reason it could not happen. Koratala Siva took credits of the story, should respond to these allegations.