The devotional avatar of King- Nagarjuna was well established by Darshakendra Raghavendra Rao.
It was a pure experiment for Nagarjuna to play the role of Lord Venkateshwara's devotee as "Annamayya". But this movie really worked well and Nagarjuna's exceptional performance as Annamayya moved the masses too much.
It was from then, Nagarjuna started to perform well known devotional avatars to reach out the spiritual and devotional side of the audience.
Soon after the huge sucess of Annamayya and Sree Rama Dasu, Nag caught the pulse of audience. Thus he also attempted "Shiridi Sai" and was also exemplary in reaching the audience with his charismatic performance.
Nagarjuna humbly offers all of the credits to his director Raghavendra Rao. Now, the industry talk is that these both are going to attempt another devotional flick. It is rumored that Nagarjuna is to act in the role of Lord Venkateshwara- The Kaliyuga Daivam. The script work is mostly done and the film is into the pre-production works according to the reports. Nagarjuna is presently working on the project "Soggadey Chinni Nayana". This film in which Nagarjuna plays the Hindu God Venkateshwara is to start soon after his present project.
King Nagarjuna is best known for his romantic looks and as a heart throb of lady fans. It is commendable that Nagarjuna shows such a contrast in both romantic and devotional avatars.