The superstar of south, Mahesh Babu is known for his charming screen presence and also one of the few actors who came up with many different concepts in the Telugu film industry. From Takkari Donga to 1 Nenokkaidne, he has tried a lot of different roles. Along with his screen presence, maybe his off-screen down to earth personality is one of the reasons why he is a big star today.
Do you know that many celebrities not only from the south or Telugu film industry, but actors from Bollywood are a big fan of him? Here is the list of 21 actors who admires Mahesh a lot.
SRK, one of the biggest star of India has revealed in a show that people who come from Hyderabad is always interested in signing up Mahesh for the project rather than SRK. He said Mahesh is his competitor (in a joking manner). “I think I should call him in this show next time”, the Bollywood Badshah added. He also praised the acting skills of Mahesh in the same show.
Actor Akhil Akkineni, son of Nagarjuna had revealed in a childhood interview that he is a big fan of Mahesh Babu.
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Versatile and senior actor Kota Srinivasa Rao said in an interview that whether in terms of doing commercial films or acting potential, he likes Mahesh Babu.
Ram Gopal Rao
“There is no other actor like him in the entire Indian film industry. He always goes ahead with 100% focus, irrespective of what’s happening behind or around him, which is an extraordinary talent”, the controversial director said about the actor on stage. The director rarely praises any actor.
Rajamouli compares him with Rajinikanth in terms of market. He said, “like how Rajinikanth’s films have the market all over India, Mahesh has market in the Telugu states”.
Of course, the reason why every film he did recently was an easy 1B grosser.
“We were good friends. He gave VoiceOver to my film Jalsa. We never see each other as a competiion.”
“Mahesh Babu is the perfect definition for an “Awesome Hero”. I think movies like Pokiri, Dookudu and Businessman shook many.”
He also revealed that “Mahesh Babu is the only reason for the overseas people to watch Telugu films”.
Mahesh Babu and director Guna Sekhar worked together for Okkadu and we all know how big hit the film was at that time. He revealed, “Mahesh surrenders himself to the director. I liked him very much in the first look. I got a feeling like seeing some Hollywood hero.”
“Give him any great character and he just justifies it with his performance”.
Director Teja said the same that most directors would say about Mahesh. “He is a director’s actor. You write a scene for him and he makes the scene better with his performance. As a person, star, actor, he is really good”.
Venkatesh and Mahesh worked together for Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu film and Venkatesh played Mahesh’s elder brother in the film. The actor revealed that he feels the same in real life too. He said, “I don’t have a small brother. But, I have Mahesh”.
“He is so mature in acting and you can clearly see his intensity. He is an outstanding person”, the actor said.
“Although he is a big superstar, he stays very close with his unit members”
“He is one of the few star actors who can understand meaningful movies easily and can do it”
“Everyone praises Mahesh babu for his charm and beauty and I feel he should give me some of that (jokes Ramcharan in an interview)”.
“He is not only a star for Tollywood and Bollywood, but also for Hollywood. He is handsome, multi talented and he is really the prince”.
Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagannath combo films became blockbusters and that is the reason why all Mahesh Babu fans love Puri so much. He said, “Working with Mahesh Babu is an addiction. He delivers 10 times better than what we expect from him, with his performance”.
“He is a big star, even in Chennai also. People know who he is even there”, says actress Regina.
NTR revealed the he calls Mahesh as “Anna”, which means big brother. He also once revealed that if he has to do a multi starrer film with someone he’ll choose Mahesh without any doubt.
Boya Pati Sreenu
Mass director Boyapati Sreenu is also a big fan of this star hero. “He is not just a milk boy. People are just thinking like that, but he has many variations”.
Kiara Advani played the female lead role in Mahesh Babu’s blockbuster film Bharat Ane Nenu.
She said, “Mahesh is so grounded and super easy to work with. He doesn’t make you feel that he is a super-duper star. He is extremely professional and focused. We had a great time working together.”
Bollywood beauty Kriti Sanon made her debut opposite Mahesh Babu in 1 Nenokkadine. She said, “He (Mahesh) was very calm and he let me take my own time to settle down. Sometimes I would need a few more takes, but he would be patient and encouraging”.
Veteran actress Sri Devi once said in an interview that she likes Mahesh Babu. She said, “I am a big fan of superstar Krishna’s son, Mahesh Babu”.