He sometime back roped in Young Tiger NTR who has striking resemblance to NTR and whose extempore oratory skills is a rage to hear. However he was never keen to have him in long run and pitted him against Balakrishna and now Nara Rohit on silver screen. CBN thought Nara hero after Solo hit will be his trump card which he can use against young tiger. However it seems his plans backfired as his Okkadine failed to make any impression on movie lovers.
Chandra Babu Naidu never shared good relations with the Nandamuri family members. However he being a keen strategist used them to the core to reach the top echleons in TDP and later to become CM of the state. He used divide and rule policy with carrot and stick methods on Nandamuri family members. Harikrishna became pawn under him and later it was Purandreswari and now many feel it is Balakrishna.