The statement by Mahesh Babu that Bollywood cannot afford him has sparked heated controversy. Ram Gopal Varma and Mukesh Bhatt have replied to it even after he issued an explanation.
Actor Mahesh Babu recently made a contentious statement about his participation in Hindi films, and filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has replied. When asked about his involvement in a Bollywood film, the actor stated that the industry cannot pay him. RGV claims that the actor’s films made all of their money after being dubbed in Hindi and distributed.
Mahesh Babu afterwards provided a correction to his earlier comments. Mahesh stated in a new interview with Telugu media that he does not need to make Hindi films and simply wants to work in Telugu films.
When asked about the claim that Mahesh Babu is too expensive for Bollywood, Ram Gopal Varma said India Today, “As an actor, it is his decision. But I had no idea what he meant when he said Bollywood couldn’t afford him. I’m still not sure what he meant by it since, as you can see from recent South Indian films, they were dubbed and distributed and made whatever money they could.”
He continued, “First and foremost, Bollywood is not a corporation. It’s a term coined by the media. I don’t get how he can generalize Bollywood when an individual movie business or production firm may ask you to do a film at a certain fee. Because Bollywood is not a firm, his meaning is unclear.”
Mahesh Babu has remarked that Bollywood cannot afford him when asked if he will work in Hindi films. In a later interview with the media, he clarified, saying, “I don’t need to make Hindi films.” Right now, all I have to do is make a Telugu film, and it will be watched all over the world. You’d like to be able to make (just) Telugu films.”
Mahesh is a well-known Telugu actor who has appeared in films such as Businessman, Bharat Ane Nenu, Srimanthudu, Maharshi, and Sarileru Neekevvaru.