Since yesterday, South superstar Mahesh Babu has been in the headlines for his controversial statement related to Bollywood. Mahesh Babu recently spoke out about why he doesn’t want to do Hindi films during the trailer presentation of Adivi Sesh’s Major. Due to his controversial statement, a lot of celebs and the audience took a dig at this situation and talked about their opinion, out of the others, one is filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma.
Ram Gopal Varma told India Today, “It is his choice as an actor. But I honestly didn’t understand what he meant by Bollywood can’t afford him. I am still unable to figure out what he meant by that because the point is, if you see the recent South Indian films, they were dubbed and released and they made whatever money they did.”
He added, “Also, first of all, Bollywood is not a company. It is a label given by the media. An individual movie company or a production house will ask you to do a film at a particular cost, so how can he generalise Bollywood, I don’t understand that. Bollywood is not a company, so his context is not understood.”
However, Mahesh Babu also clarified his statement after the controversy. He said, “I don’t need to do Hindi films. I can just do a Telugu film and it’ll get seen all over the world – that’s what’s happening right now. You’d want to be in a position to do (only) a Telugu film.”
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