Once you become a hero there are many aspects you would look into before signing up for a character. While Bollywood heroes are more open to take up any role it is not the case with the south heroes. So, a south hero essaying a Muslim character is rare.
This becomes even narrow in Tollywood. In lieu of that, an interesting observation has come up. The first hero to essay the role of a Muslim in the recent times is the variety hero with baritone voice Nara Rohit. This is in the movie Appatlo Okkadundevadu.
Among the top range heroes, though Junior NTR was seen in a Muslim getup in Janatha Garage it was just two scenes. Also, Nagarjuna did Shirdi Sai role but he is a fakir who cannot be called as a person of one religion. That way, Rohit seems to have set a new record.
ALSO SEE : Appatlo Okadundevadu