Apparently, the film "Sardaar Gabbar Singh" has not only rode high with the expectations of fans, but Powerstar Pawan Kalyan also pinned lots of hopes on that movie. Though the movie tanked at the box office, a lot of news surrounding that film are still interesting titbits for audiences.
One rumour that was quite popular during Sardaar times is that comedian Shakala Shankar made fun of director KS Ravindra (Bobby) and Pawan Kalyan slapped the comedian for that behaviour. So, what's the truth in this? None other than Pawan Kalyan's hardcore fan Shankar himself unveiled that day for the media for the first time.
"I found that the director is wasting a lot of money of my God Pawan Kalyan by going for many unwanted retakes. One particular shot where we stare out from a saloon, he has filmed that couple of times on different days already and called for another shot. After 6-7 takes, I've shouted on the co-director, asking him to clearly tell what they want and not waste my 'devudu' money this way. As the matter went to Kalyan garu, he called me and shouted at me to not behave in that manner with directors and co-directors. That's it. I said 'okay devudu' and came out" says Shankar.
He emotionally added, "I've done Sardaar only to be with my god, spend time with him and look at him all day. For 70 days I did the same but nothing else. So I'm happy about that movie".
For reasons better known to Pawan and his director, the budget of Sardaar has surely overshot and that's where even producer Sharat Marar has a fallout with them.