Many stories were retold about that breakthrough dance and called it a trendsetter. Some even watched the film again and again for that step. Even Cricketer Bravo did that dance. But Lungi Dance has been prevalent in Tollywood since long. Lungi might be new to Bollywood, but in Tollywood it has been a trademark mass step! Our heroes did Lungi Dance and attracted mass audience long back. Chiranjeevi was seen numerous times in Lungi attire as well. Chiranjeevi rocked in songs like Endhi Bey Ettaga (Gharana Mogudu) and Ee Petaku Nene (Mutamestri) in lungi attire. That trend continued for some time. His brother Pawan Kalyan was also seen in Lungi avatar for his film Thammudu. Jr.NTR shined in Nuvu Whistle Vesthe song from Simhadri in the same Lungi attire. But after that, the need or opportunity to have Lungi Dance did not arrive.
The forgotten tradition of Tollywood was restarted by SRK in Bollywood. In Chennai Express, his dance became a sensation. Our people were suddenly reminded of the Lungi craze and hence our heroes are starting off that trend again. In Attarintiki Daredi, Pawan did Lungi Dance. Though Bapu Gaari Bomma in the film was a classy song, thanks to DSP the song turned to a mass number. He made sure the song has additional beat for Pawan’s Lungi dance and fans became crazy with that mass touch. In fact, that was the only out and out mass getup for Pawan in the film.
Jr.NTR also did Lungi Dance in his new film Ramayya Vastavayya. He is well suited for mass steps and he luckily got the ideal song for it. He freaked out in Lungi get up and after Ne Whistle Veste song, Jr.NTR fans are getting crazy for this dance. It is needless to say that this trend would continue because Pawan and Jr.NTR restarted it. Whatever it might sound, it is because of SRK we remembered the potential of Lungi. Thanks to him!