Superstar Mahesh Babu is basking in the success of Bharat Ane Nenu, in which he has played a Chief Minister for the first time in his career. However, some have interpreted the actor's role to mean that he will enter politics soon.
Mahesh Babu found himself in a spot during his recent visit to Vijayawada. His brother-in-law, TDP MP Galla Jayadev, who was present at an event where he shared the dais with the actor, said, "Mahesh is observing, learning politics now and seeing how to address problems of the state and country. He will be ready."
Mahesh Babu and the Bharath Ane Nenu film crew were at the Trendset Mall in Vijayawada to interact with fans.
While the actor thanked his fans and the audience for making the film a big success, he denied that he had any political ambitions.
Jayadev Gallas's remarks drew loud cheers, but Mahesh said that he would stay an actor forever.
"I will continue as the actor even if I get 100 years," he said.
The actor also recollected his attachment to Vijayawada. However, Mahesh and the crew politely refused to comment on the Special Category Status issue.
Bharath Ane Nenu, directed by Koratala Siva, is one of the biggest hits in Mahesh's career. The film has a lot of political significance, given the current scenario in the two Telugu states and the heated debates which have been taking place.
Earlier in the trip, Mahesh Babu interacted with fans, and visited the Kanaka Durga temple along with Koratala Siva and other film crew. TDP MP Jajayadev Galla and MLC Buddha Venkanna were among those who received the actor.