Though there are many commercial and mainstream heroes, it is only Nandamuri Balakrishna who is a hardcore mass star. His appeal among the hardcore masses is too strong and this is a very rare achievement. Apart from being a film star, Balayya is also an MLA and prior to that, he is a big landlord with tons of properties everywhere.
While all this is one side, another interesting report is coming from the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is heard that Balayya is looking at the possibility of coming up with an international range studio in Rishikonda near Vizag. Recently the government announced many sops for those interested in setting up studios and this triggered Balayya.
Buzz is that he has asked his team to do the required groundwork and if all goes well the chances are that Balayya might start an international range studio for cinema shootings and other things. Presently, the entire concentration of infrastructure is in Hyderabad barring one Ramanaidu Studios in the city of Vizag. It would be a good move if Balayya really takes it up.