Super Star Mahesh Babu believed in Sukumar and gave him a chance to direct him. Infact, many top directors are waiting to direct Mahesh and Sukumar was considered lucky before 1 Nenokkadine happened. But the result was otherwise.
Though 1 Nenokkadine was considered a cult classic and path breaking movie, it cannot cater to all sections of audience. Movie has received huge negative acclaim which resulted in disaster result.
Mahesh Babu has no regrets doing 1 Nenokkadine and even considered this film as more special. Sukumar on the other side hasn't responded about the movie's result since then. But in the recent media interaction for Nannaku Prematho release he did talk about 1 Nenokkadine and Mahesh.
He felt guilty and cheated Mahesh. "I much more dissapointed than anyone with the result of 1 Nenokkadine. Mahesh and his producers believed in me so much and invested huge but I didn't reach expectations and delivered a failure product. I felt like I cheated Mahesh. I will give a path breaking hit to Mahesh, If he considers giving another chance to me" said Sukumar.