It is known that Sai Dharam Tej's maiden film 'REY' landed in financial issues and the release got delayed for several months because of the over-budget. Even his second flick 'Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham' faced several setbacks and the biggest one is the sudden demise of Srihari after completing 50% of shoot.
Sai Dharam Tej was so disturbed with these developments. He had neither stepped out of his home nor spoke to anyone for 2 days. It was the song penned by Lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry which inspired him and helped him come out of that phase. With Jagapathi Babu agreeing to replace Srihari, Everything has fallen in place and 'Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham' is finally releasing in the second week of November.
Apparently, Sai Dharam Tej auditioned for Dil Raju's 'Kerintha' and finally grabbed 'Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham' as his skills have impressed the makers. The Young Talent declares few of his mannerisms resemble his uncles and he considers it as a blessing in disguise.