The pre-release event of Superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala held in Hyderabad on a large scale. Speaking on the occasion, Rajinikanth thanked Mohan Babu and also shared about his film journey in Tollywood. He said that every actor like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh has their own style and no one is bigger than anybody.
He said, "His first Telugu film is Anthuleni Kadha which released in 1978 and after that I acted in a dozen of films. That time I was in a mood to choose in between Telugu and Tamil industries. That time, Balachander introduced me to Tamil and suggested me to focus in Kollywood.
"After a hiatus, it was with Mohan Babu’s Pedarayudu that I got a break in Telugu and my bond with the Telugu audience started getting stronger."