No more experiments, says Mahesh
Following a series of failures, the actor has decided to stick to commercial films
Mahesh Babu is back with Bharat Ane Nenu (BAN), a fictitious political drama which shows him as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The film will be released on April 20 and he is happy with the buzz it has garnered among movie buffs. “I’m feeling positive and believe Bharat Ane Nenu is one of the top three films in my career. I’m satisfied with the way director Koratala Siva made the film and am confident that it will fulfil the expectations.”
The superstar says that his idea about politics has changed remarkably after this film. “Politics is a huge responsibility. Even though I’m averse to politics, the film helped me to start understanding it. Koratala has written scenes with conviction and made sure that my character is in line with the backdrop. The dialogues in the film were really difficult to deliver as it’s not the way we speak normally. I had never delivered such lengthy dialogues in my career until now,” says the actor, who's quick to add that they are not satirical, but have a deeper meaning. “Bharat Ane Nenu is an honest and sincere attempt and the film has many scenes we believe call for a second part.”
He adds, “Having worked for over 18 months, it’s difficult to disconnect with Bharat’s character which is laced with a lot of emotions. So, as and soon I completed dubbing, I left for a vacation with my family to rejuvenate myself.”
The film delves into mother-son sentiment and also discusses a promise the protagonist makes to his mother. Incidentally, the film releases on April 20 coinciding with Mahesh’s mother, Indira Devi’s birthday. “We advanced the release by a week to avoid a clash with Naa Peru Surya, but I didn’t realise that our film was releasing on my mother's birthday until my sister reminded me. What more can I ask for? It’s a blessing. I still remember each word my mother spoke to me, as a kid,” says Mahesh.
The 42-year-old actor’s last two releases, Brahmotsavam and SPYder, crashed at the box office, and so, he is in no mood to take risks again. “I have tried experimenting with my films, but that has not worked out well. So I have decided to concentrate on doing commercial films that entertain scores of people,” explains Mahesh, who will next join hands with director Vamshi Paidipally for a new film.