Kota is one of the most senior actors of Telugu cinema. Speaking in the music launch of KVJ, Kota said that there are only four directors who impressed him in the young breed in the recent times on the first day of his shooting. They are SS Rajamouli, Trivikram, Sekhar Kammula and Krish. He felt that Rana Daggubati belongs to one of those kindergarten kids who doesn’t speak a good Telugu. But after listening to the page long pristine Telugu dialogue uttered by Rana in a single take, Kota felt that Rana is here to stay and live up to the expectations set by Daggubati family in Telugu film industry.