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Mahesh joins Times Most Forever Desirable Club

Superstar Mahesh Babu is the first South Indian actor to join the ‘Times Most Forever Desirable Club’.

The list has actors like Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. All the stars who joined this elite club are not featured in the Times 50 Desirable Men list.

With their impeccable work and doing exceptional in all the crafts, the actors are asked to join the Forever Club.

Mahesh Babu is the latest entrant into the club and he is racing ahead with back to back hits.

His recent outing Maharshi is unstoppable at the Tollywood box-office and is raking good revenues.

Namrata Slams Troll Who Wrote ‘Use Make-Up, Are You Depressed’

Namrata Shirodkar is celebrating the release and early success of her actor husband Mahesh Babu’s recent film Maharshi with her family and close friends.

Pictures from their cosy get-together are all over the internet and on one of the photos and in the comments section of one of the pictures, an Instagram user wrote: “Namarta, why don’t you put some make-up. Are you suffering with… depression.”

The former Miss World shut the troll with her empowering reply, which read: “You might love women with make-up… maybe you should follow someone who is always made up and suits your criteria! You are not going to find it on this page!! So maybe you should get off it… sincere request.”

 

Namrata Shirodkar was crowned Miss India in 1993 and she went on to represent India in the Miss Universe pageant, where she stood sixth.

Five years after winning Miss India pageant, Namrata Shirodkar started her Bollywood journey with a small appearance in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai.

Namrata Shirodkar and Mahesh Babu are parents to son Gautham and daughter Sitara.

Namrata is my strength and life: Mahesh Babu

Q  Now that Maharshi is ready for release, what are your thoughts on it?

I’m very excited. We have all worked extremely hard into putting the film together. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t put work into my previous films (laughs). However, this time, I feel a rare kind of satisfaction which I cannot explain in words. I’m truly hoping for Maharshi to mark a milestone in my acting career.

 

Q  Why was the trailer released just a week before the film? Isn’t that very unusual?

As per the norm, a film’s theatrical trailer is usually released at its pre-release event. After wrapping up the film’s shoot, I was away with my family on a much-needed break. So when I returned, I rushed for the event, and the trailer was released as planned. We had released another trailer earlier. No controversies here. (chuckles)

Q  Speaking of controversies, you did not mention Puri Jagannath or Sukumar among the directors whom you’ve worked with while talking about it with at an event. That seems to have upset them.

Really? No! You are making that up. (laughs) All I can say is that it was an honest slip-up. Both Puri Jagannath and Sukumar have played a special role in shaping my career. I don’t prepare my speeches beforehand. I’d rather be spontaneous than perfect in the presence of my well-wishers. However, now that you’ve brought it up, Puri sir allowed me the opportunity to star in Pokiri which, as everybody is aware, was a turning point in my career. I will forever be grateful to him for that!

Q  And Sukumar?

Sukumar put his faith in me for Nenokkadine, which received a fair amount of critical acclaim even though it didn’t do very well at the box office. In my opinion, in fact, Nenokkadine was truly way ahead of its time. What makes the film even more special for me was the fact it features my son Gautam, who played the younger version of my character in the film.

Q  So he’s already a star?

Not particularly. Both my children are free to choose what they want to do with their lives. It isn’t necessary for them to become actors just because their parents are.

Q  You seem to be growing younger. What’s your secret?

First of all, thank you.  I just like being fit. Also, I’m very conscious about what I eat. I have no cheat days or vices (other than obsessing over my own films). Above all, I think that it’s very important to be at ease within. I derive my happiness from my family. They keep me grounded.

Q  What’s your next film going to be?

I’ve signed a film with director Anil Ravipudi. It’s a great script and one that I have embraced without a second thought. It should go on the floors in July.

Q  How much of your success do you attribute to your wife Namrata?

Namrata is my strength, backbone, my life. My success, my sanity, my joy — none of it would not have been possible if it weren’t for her and for my kids. Namrata has made me who I am today.

Q  Which recent Bollywood film has impressed you the most?

Uri. I loved it. I’d love to do a war film. In fact, I’m producing a war-based film with Adivi Shesh. And before you ask, I have no plans to sign a Hindi film.

‘No director will wait for 2 months, Vamshi waited 2 yrs

Hero Mahesh Babu said no director will even wait for two months these days but director Vamshi Paidipally waited for two years just because he believed that except me he could not imagine anybody in the role of Rishi.

The pre-release event of ‘Maharshi’ was held in a grand style in the presences of hundreds of Mahesh fans.

Speaking Mahesh said, “Initially when Vamshi wanted to come and narrated the script, I thought of just listening and sending him back. Because of the commitments I had with other directors. But I was blown away by the story of ‘Maharshi’ and Vamshi patiently waited. And we are coming on May 9th.”

Mahesh thanked Pooja Hegde for the compliment but refuted that he will not become a director some day in the future.

Venkatesh added Mahesh looks handsome 360 degrees and like how he kicked the pot in ‘Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu,’ ‘Maharshi’ should shatter box office records.

Mahesh Babu’s Paid Tweet Promotions

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Tweeting or posting on other social media platforms for money is a new trend. A lot of media professionals have made this their vocation.

Even in Bollywood and Hollywood, celebrities take money for posting promotional content through their social media handles.

Corporate brands are now paying larges sums of money to celebrities who have millions of followers.

Mahesh Babu too has joined the bandwagon. He has now started promoting Spotify, a audio streaming platform on his Twitter.

Mahesh Babu seems to have inked a deal with this brand that is aggressively promoting in India.

Mahesh is said to be taking lakhs of rupees for single post. He knows how to earn money.

Maharshi Pre-Release Event on May Day

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After a long time, Mahesh Babu is holding his movie event in an outdoor place. The pre-release event of ‘Maharshi’ will be held at People’s Plaza at Necklace Road in Hyderabad.

The event will be conducted on May day (1st May). A special set will be erected and the venue will be readied to accommodated for thousands of Mahesh Babu’s fans.

Since it is silver jubilee movie (25th movie) for Mahesh Babu, the makers have decided to hold the event in big way and allow large number of fans to the event.

“Maharshi” that is due for release on 9th May has wrapped up its shoot and post-production work is in full-swing.

Mahesh Babu who went to Paris for summer holidays will return to Hyderabad next week

Maharshi OS Sold for Rs 11.5 Cr

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At last, Mahesh Babu’s “Maharshi” has closed its overseas deal. Dil Raju who is co-producing this movie along with Ashwini Dutt and PVP wanted nearly Rs 16 Cr for overseas rights but no one came forward to pay such high price.

Finally, Great India Films that distributed Mahesh Babu’s previous films like ‘Pokiri’ and ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ has clinched the overseas deal for Rs 11.5 Cr.

This deal includes USA, Australia, Gulf region and other overseas territories. This deal goes like this: Rs 11.5 Cr for rights, if the movie collects more than Rs 16 Cr share in overseas market, then profits will be shared by producers.

Mahesh Babu’s “Bharat Ane Nenu” was sold for higher price than “Maharshi”. BAN grossed about $3.5 million in USA and $600k in Australia and another $400k from other areas.

Despite such massive revenue, the distributors were left with no profits. Given this reason, no distributor was willing to hefty amount.

Party time for Mahesh Babu and NTR

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Superstar Mahesh Babu and NTR are thick friends and they bond frequently over private parties. Top director Vamshi Paidipally hosted a lavish party last night on the occasion of his wife Malini’s birthday.

Mahesh Babu and NTR attended the grand party along with their families.

The top actors spent a great time together during the bash. Namrata shared the pictures from the birthday party on her Instagram handle.

Mahesh Babu is currently busy shooting for Maharshi which is in last leg of shoot. Vamshi Paidipally is the director and the recently released teaser got stupendous response from all the corners.

The film releases on May 9th. NTR is on a break and is waiting for Ram Charan who got injured on the sets of RRR. The shoot reinstates this month and SS Rajamouli is the director.

Maharshi OS Release for Sharing Basis?

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Mahesh Babu’s ‘Maharshi’ has not yet closed its overseas deal as the makers are demanding unreasonable price.

Mahesh Babu’s recent movies didn’t bring profits to the distributors even when they turned out to be hits. In this scenario, the overseas distributors are dodging on this movie to snap the rights.

The makers have already slashed some discount but now none is willing to pay that price as well. Latest we heard is that the film will be released on sharing basis.

Mahesh Babu’s last film “Bharat Ane Nenu” collected whopping 3.5 million dollars which is all-time fourth highest grossing Telugu movie in USA after “Baahubali” movies and “Rangasthalam”. But the film was bought for hefty price and it didn’t give rejoice to the buyers.

The other reason for buyers’ hesitation is it has not created much buzz so far. The first song of “Maharshi” has also failed to generate great hype.