South superstar Mahesh Babu said last week that he doesn’t want to do Hindi films as the Bollywood ‘couldn’t afford’ him. In a new statement, Mahesh added that he doesn’t want to work for ‘another industry’ and only wants to do Telugu films.
Mahesh Babu clarifies ‘Bollywood can’t afford me’ statement
Mahesh Babu’s team issued a press note regarding his recent comment on Bollywood. The note reads that the actor’s comment was blown out of proportion and that he never meant to belittle other languages. It also clarifies that what Mahesh Babu actually meant was that he is comfortable working in Telugu films and is happy to see Telugu cinema go places.
“Mahesh has clarified that he loves cinema and respects all languages. He said he is comfortable doing the film where he has been working. Mahesh said he is happy to see his dream coming true as Telugu cinema is going places,” the press note reads.
Mahesh is one of the A-listers of Telugu film industry. Some of his hit films are Businessman, Srimanthudu, Bharat Ane Nenu, Maharshi, and Sarileru Neekevvaru.
The 46-year-old revealed he has received numerous offers from the Hindi film industry, but he doesn’t feel the need to cross over. “I may sound arrogant, I did get a lot of offers in Hindi, but I don’t think they can afford me. I don’t want to waste my time working in an industry which can’t afford me. The stardom and love I have here in Telugu cinema, I never thought of going to another industry. I always thought I will do films here and they will become bigger, and my belief is turning into a reality now. I can’t be happier,” Mahesh Babu said.
On work front
Mahesh Babu is currently busy with the promotional campaign for his next big release, Sarkaru Vaari Paata. He will be working with SS Rajamouli for one of his upcoming projects, which is tentatively titled SSMB 29. This highly anticipated project will likely hit the floor in the first quarter of 2023. This film will mark Mahesh Babu’s debut in the pan-India market.
Mahesh’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata is gearing up for release on May 12. Sarkaru Vaari Paatau is written and directed by Parasuram. It has been produced by Mythri Movie Makers, 14 Reels Plus and G Mahesh Babu Entertainment. The actioner features Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh while Samuthirakani, Vennela Kishore and Subbaraju play supporting roles.