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Nobody could beat my record: Balakrishna

Speaking at an event to celebrate the "entry of 'Jai Simha' into the Rs. 50 Cr club", Balakrishna said that creating records are not new to him.

"The entire industry is happy about the success of 'Jai Simha'.  Setting records is not new to me.  'Samarasimha Reddy' had run for 175 days in 32 centres.  Nobody has yet broken this record," the Nata Simha said with a trace of pride.

"Some of the distributors who buy my films were there even with Nanna garu.  There was a time when affection mattered in the industry.  These days, it's mostly about commercial interests.  We all know the state of producers today, let alone the plight of distributors.  Nirmatha ke gathi ledu.  What happens inside the four walls, nobody knows.  Evarini pettamantaro teliyadu," the Nandamuri actor said.

The icing on the cake was Balayya saying that he is shorter than most co-stars he has worked with over the years. "During the making of a film, B Gopal once came to me and struggled to tell me something.  When I insisted, he told me that someone taller than me wanted to play a role opposite me.  I told the director that we shouldn't send back those who have come to the industry with faith in Cine Kalamathalli.  In 'Jai Simha', I am shorter than my friends, and the villains," he said.


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