Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu : “Bollywood cant Afford me”
The controversy between Bollywood and South Industry has been going on for days, with a statement from South superstar Mahesh Babu adding to it. During the trailer release of the film, when Mahesh Babu was asked if he would make his Bollywood debut, the answer he gave was beyond anyone's imagination.
Bollywood can't afford me, so I don't want to waste my time working in Hindi movies, replied Mahesh Babu. Mahesh Babu's statement caused a stir in the industry, but now everyone wants to know why he said that ... and many now want to know about Mahesh Babu's fee.
Mahesh Babu has always been known for his outspokenness. I haven't received many offers from Bollywood lately. But I don't think I can afford them and I don't want to work in a movie that I can't afford. Since then, he has once again commented on Telugu films and Hindi cinema.
Mahesh Babu said that he has no interest in becoming a star of the whole of India. On the contrary, many movies from South India have become hits across the country. I wanted to do Telugu movies from the beginning. Mahesh Babu also said that he wanted all Indians to see the films I made. In the last few years, Telugu cinema has done well, so the definition of Indian cinema has changed, said Mahesh Babu. He used to charge Rs 55 crore for a film, now he charges Rs 80 crore for a film. So far, there has been no reaction from Bollywood to Mahesh Babu's statement.
Mahesh Babu was also named in the 2012 Forbes Celebrity 100 list. His house in Hyderabad is one of the most expensive properties there. He has two luxury bungalows in the Jubilee Hills area. He also owns some properties in Bangalore. According to a dot com company, Mahesh Babu has a net worth of around Rs 135 crore. He earns more than Rs 55 crore for a single movie and also has a share in the profit of the movie. It also earns over Rs 15 crore for brand endorsement. He has his own van worth Rs 7 crore. Mahesh Babu, who has made more than 40 films in the last 20 years, also has his own production house.