Srikanth from the beginning enjoys good rapport with all top heroes and is seen in special roles in some films. Even Jagapathy Babu is seen in special roles not only in telugu but also bilingual entertainers. Many feel these are just steps to prolong their sagging career. Many film heroes are finding it difficult to have an image changeover and though some are prepared to do character artists roles even there they are facing stiff competition not from telugu industry but from artists from Kollywood. Sr stars like Prabhu, Parthiban, Satyaraj and others already impressed many with their performances and film makers are keen to cast them keeping in view of their stature in Kollywood.
Srikanth and Jagapathy Babu enjoys family heroes stature in Tollywood film industry. For long they entertained family movie lovers with their acting and all sections of people used to enjoy their healthy and clean entertainers. However now things seems to have changed for both of them as they are bereft of opportunities. Though they featured in some films, it failed to connect with movie lovers. As such with family viewers stopped going to films due to increased theater rates, their market gradually came down.