Akkineni Nagarjuna and Raghavendra Rao's latest film Shirdi Sai was released on 6th September. This film got good applause from the audiences and from the film personalities as well. Rajamouli tweeted about Nag's performance saying "one of the best examples of an actor transforming COMPLETELY into the role.Hats off to nagarjuna garu as SaiBaba. For me it is as good asBen kingsley transforming into Gandhi and Peddayana tranforming into SriKrishna. I think Nag is destined for much much more. Proud&Respect!!"
Nagarjuna's earlier devotional films Annamaya and Sri Ramadasu also got good applause from all over and he is the only actor in Telugu industry who is capable of getting commercial success with such non-regular format movies.