Senior artiste Tanikella Bharani is a seasoned actor who has proved his mettle doing various roles having shades of comic elements to sober ones. The actor who has had collaborated with Ram Gopal Varma states he regrets him saying no.
Tanikella Bharani says that RGV approached him for Sarkar, which had a great run at the box office and also won critical acclaim. Tanikella Bharani was supposed to have a long beard for his role, but he outrightly turned down the offer as he had averse to beards back then.
“RGV assistant called me up and said he was keen to cast me. But if I speak to RGV then I can’t say no and have to commit. Thus I cited date issues and backed out of the project,” said Tanikella Bharani.
Later, the same role was offered to Jeeva who had shared screen with Amitabh Bachchan.Tanikella Bharani realized the big opportunity he lost to star beside Big B and mouth dialogues to him, in a hindsight. Tanikella Bharani regrets this decision stating, “Sharing screen next to Big B is surreal and I regret my decision having lost such massive opportunity”