The audio release function of Sudhir Babu's SMS was peppered with talk about Sudhir's acting and dancing talent. Right from Superstar Krishna to VV Vinayak, Sukumar and Prince Mahesh Babu, everybody hailed his amazing talent.
Krishna said that he was awed to see a CD of Sudhir in which he had filmed his dance and performance. Even though he had no prior experience, he was great in his output. "When I watched the trailer of SMS, I was thoroughly surprised. I am happy that another hero from our family is making his debut."
Vinayak and Sukumar too have been taken by awe when they saw his performance. In fact, the latter had once tried to meet him and narrate a storyline, but Sudhir had already committed himself to SMS. "I hope that the film will be a hit in Telugu, just as it has become a roaring success in Tamil," Sukumar averred.
Mahesh Babu said that when even without any practice or training Sudhir could dance, fight and act so very well, it bore testimony to his hardworking nature. "When he showed me the CD, I asked him if he had undergone training somewhere. I was amazed when he told me that he had only been practising for six months. Such a hardworking person will definitely reach great heights."
When Sudhir Babu's turn came, he thanked RB Chowdhary for his first opportunity in Telugu. When the director had told him that the title was Shruthi Manasulo Shiva, he asked for the opinion of his friends, who suggested that it be abridged as SMS. "Just as Businessman could not be called as ‘Vyaparavetta,’ so also our film could not be called in that way, and needed a trendy title. SMS is a pucca Telugu mass entertainer", he added.