Mahesh Babu on acting, Brahmotsavam and Srimanthudu Box Office collections
Superstar Mahesh Babu, known for delivering hits like \"Pokiri\", \"Athadu\", \"Dookudu\" and \"Srimanthudu\", says he is \"extremely passionate\" about acting.
Mumbai: Superstar Mahesh Babu, known for delivering hits like "Pokiri", "Athadu", "Dookudu" and "Srimanthudu", says he is "extremely passionate" about acting.
Excerpts from an interview:
Q: Your new film "Brahmotsavam" has generated a huge amount of curiosity and interest. Tell us about it?
A: 'Brahmotsavam' is a love story set in a family backdrop... It's all about relationships people have on different levels.
Q: At this stage of your career, do you seek roles that challenge you as an actor. Does "Brahmotsavam" do that?
A: I don’t think challenge is the right word to use. Any film I do needs to excite me at a script level. 'Brahmotsavam' is something different yet again for me in terms of a character that I play .
Q: Why has the film's release date been uncertain for a long time? What is the final release date?
A: As of now our audio release is scheduled for May 6. Then we will officially announce the release date.
Q: Were you satisfied with the way your last release "Srimanthudu" performed at the box office?
A: "Srimanthudu" is a film very close to my heart. It's my first production and I'm more than happy with its performance at the box office.
Q: Lately there has been a huge controversy in the Telugu film industry regarding distributors who apparently demand compensations for losses suffered when a film flops. What is your opinion on this issue?
A: I prefer to believe it's my responsibility if a film of mine works or doesn't work.
Q: After 16 years as a leading man in Telugu cinema, are you looking at broadening your horizons?
A: At the moment, acting is what I love doing. And I'm extremely passionate about my job. I haven't really given a thought to anything else yet!
By Subhash K Jha