Apparently, Prudhvi was the first choice for Harshavardhan's role in 'Ala Vaikunthapuramloo'. But he made some controversial comments on Pawan Kalyan and Janasena once. As they may not go well with Mega and Pawan fans, Allu Arjun reportedly asked the makers to replace him with the 'Amrutham' actor.
Harshavardhan used to get minor roles in films but 'Ala Vaikunthapuramloo' makers gave him a good role which is certainly a boost to this acting career. On the whole, Pruthvi's loss turned out to be Harshavardhan's gain.