The super success of Fidaa made lead actress Sai Pallavi an overnight star. Though she was approached for quite a few projects, she signed only a couple of Telugu films — a bilingual directed by A.L. Vijay starring Naga Shaurya as the lead actor and MCA: Middle Class Abbayi opposite Nani.
Interestingly, in both these films, she tested the patience of the technicians and lead actors. For the bi-lingual, she used to come to the sets around 11 am or 12 noon while everyone was waiting from 9.30 am! At one point, lead actor Naga Shaurya apparently wanted to quit the project because of her tantrums and even asked the director and producer why they couldn’t ask her about coming late to the sets. “The actress did the same thing for the Telugu film MCA, which irritated Nani too. That’s why Dil Raju didn’t approach her for his other film that was launched recently,” says a source.