Prakash Raj still remains the first choice of many!
There are many supporting actors, who tend to gain popularity over a period of time and then vanish in the thin air. We never get to see them again on screen or off screen.
They reappear in one or two films, due to their connections and that is all. If their film is successful, they get few more opportunities, otherwise they are back to living their regular life as once popular actor.
From R. Nageswara Rao to Kaikala Satyanarayana to Kota Srinivasa Rao to Sudhakar to Mukesh Rushi to Shiyaji Shinde, everyone had to go through phases where they were extremely in demand and then they had to go through lows, at times, some of them couldn't make a comeback too.
Dhulipala, Rajanala and R. Nageswara Rao couldn't stage a big comeback after their peak season and the drop in income affected their peaceful life after retirement. Industry bigwigs started pension scheme for retired and old actors, after looking at their sad stories.
Kaikala Satyanarayana and Kota Srinivasa Rao maintained a financial discipline throughout their lives to make sure that they won't have to face crisis like their seniors. Giri Babu even after producing several flops, did not see monetary crisis as he learnt from others' mistakes. Sudhakar saw a high as a leading actor in Tamil, became a supporting actor in Telugu and then settled as a comedian. Today, he is not in demand as an actor and that is how, the industry works. New actors replace the old ones and this is a regular cycle.
Somehow, even after twenty years, Prakash Raj still seems to be many filmmakers first choice. He is an integral part of Sarileru Neekevvaru, has a film with Krishna Vamsi, and he is in discussions with many more makers for variety of roles. As he always jokes, he seems to have settled as "Father of India on Screen and even as Villain too!"