Here is why Mahesh Babu never did Bollywood films

Mahesh Babu is arguably the most handsome and most talented actor of Tollywood. He has a huge fan base who adore his look, work and modesty. Though many of his co-actors have worked in Bollywood the prince of Tollywood Mahesh Babu never stepped into Bollywood films. Many of his films have been remade in Bollywood successfully. According to Tollywood fans, Salman Khan’s Wanted looked pale compared to the original Mahesh Babu starred Pokiri.

Mahesh Babu has romanced with a majority of heroines from Bollywood onscreen namely Priety Zinta, Sonali Bendre, Amisha Patel, Namrata Shirodkar, Bhumika Chawla, Ileana D Cruz etc. Many actors from Bollywood namely Sonu Sood, Nasar, Sayaji Shinde, Mukesh Rishi have worked with him.

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He has a strong fan base in the Telugu speaking states and it is stated as a reason for him not working in Bollywood as a debutant. Because that will be risky and a waste of money and time if that fails. He can earn a handsome amount of money as a top actor in Telugu cinema.

Some fans point out that Mahesh Babu does diverse roles which make him a natural actor. He has got various awards including Nandi awards and Filmfare. He won’t get that much opportunity in mainstream Bollywood films.

Some claim that Mahesh babu doesn’t do Bollywood films because he just doesn’t want to be in the list of those another South Indian actors who failed to make it big in Hindi cinema.

In an interview with Shaheen Raaj Mahesh Babu reveals why he didn’t do any Bollywood films.

He said, “I agree that I did say that I am indeed ready to star in a Bollywood film, but it all depends on the project and the director and when somebody approaches me with an exciting idea I may accept the offer. But on second thoughts I also wish to clarify that I gave that version to the electronic media on the spur of the moment to put an end to all the speculations right there & then and yes I also stand by my version given to the print media today. I really do not ever wish to get into the Bollywood rat race. I am considered as the Prince of Telugu films. Why should I prefer be a beggar in Bollywood films.”

Mahesh Babu basically has Pan- India fan base despite having worked for Telugu films only. His hit films are either remade in Bollywood by popular actors or they are dubbed and are watched by non-Telegu people on TV or YouTube .