Fans view Jr.NTR as fearless person who can take on opponents head on however ferocious and powerful they may be. These qualities instantly made him the youth icon and fans started addressing him as Young Tiger. Some feel that his political leanings have given him some immunity to his actions. However many political and movie analysts say that he is scared and is gripped with fear and feeling of insecurity in political as well as movie fronts. Till recently when he scored sensational hits like ‘Simhadri’ and ‘Yamadonga’ he was much sought after by his family party TDP and its chief Chandra Babu Naidu who duly used him for campaigning during 2009 general elections and later conveniently left him in lurch.
Young Tiger in his bid to rewrite tollywood records of Magadheera, aped the film with ‘Shakti’ and later tried ‘Oosaravelli’ both failing miserably. Now he set his sights on Gabbar Singh and Dookudu, second and third positions, and the buzz is he atleast want to reach their with ‘Badshah’.In between he entangled in the web of political tangle with wily Naidu and Natasimha Balakrishna both enjoying the new bond of their children wedding to each other,joining hands to crush Young Tiger.
They successfully killed Young Tiger’s ‘Dammu’ organising bandh in Vijayawada on the day of film’s release dividing the fans and when NTR tried to counter them politically through his friend and MLA Kodali Nani, they quickly cut him to size suspending him from the party. Now even when NTR is ready for patchup with Naidu and Balakrishna, he is viewed with suspicion with bad blood flowing. Surely Young Tiger is scared as any misunderstanding will have bearing on his film career at present.