Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu who turns 44 on August 8 looks 23. Compliment him on his eternally youthful appearance and he smiles, “Thank you .To be honest I don’t feel my age.I exercise regularly and eat healthy , and think positively, nothing more .There is no secret formula to looking young.” This birthday is a little removed from the usual.
Says Mahesh , “This year I’m in Mumbai with my family .I am shooting on the day after my birthday .So I decided to take them along .But there is nothing special lined up, to be honest .”
Mahesh Babu looks back at the year with satisfaction. “The last year has been amazing . Maharshi was a huge success and I started my next film Sarileru Neelkevaru which I’m enjoying working on.We also launched my clothes label The Humble co. and I will be wearing it as much as I can. My wife Namrata is handling the creative side of it . So all in all its been a very satisfying and substantially great year for me .I feel extremely happy and blessed . It is a remarkable year with some lows in my family.”
Mahesh recently shot in Kashmir. “It was a great experience shooting in Kashmir .We were there for nearly two weeks .I had immense support from the army officials and the people of Kashmir . They were very very kind warm and hospitable .It was a memorable experience.”
Mahesh feels he must now continue his endeavour to find new challenges as an actor. “I have always said I want to be part of good cinema and entertain my audiences as much as I can . They should remember me by the films I do .And in the process if I can impact their lives in a positive manner in any possible way I’d consider my job done well .”
Mahesh agrees, he has been lately leaning a more politically relevant cinema. “I would like to only say that being an actor comes with a set of responsibilities to your fans your society and yourself. I’m extremely passionate about my craft and respect my job immensely .The next year Sarileru Neekevaru will release on Sankrathi. Which is what I’m really looking forward to.”
Mahesh Babu’s message to his fans on his birthday: “I would like to thank each and everyone of my fans and all the people who have shown me so much love and showered me with their blessings and want to say that whatever I am today is because of their unconditional love for me .. and I’m truly grateful for it.”