Amid a row over 'Hindi national language', Mahesh Babu's recent remarks are not going to settle well with the fans of the Bollywood industry.
During the trailer launch of Adivi Sesh's Major, Mahesh Babu opened up about making his debut in Bollywood. He said that the Hindi film industry 'cannot afford him' and that he wouldn't waste time in doing a Hindi film.
The actor is currently waiting for the release of his film 'Sarkaru Vaari Paata.' Helmed by Parasuram Petla, the film is all set to release in theatres on May 12.
Recently, Mahesh Babu was talking about his plans to work for OTT and said that he was meant for the big screen and that he wouldn't think about stepping into the digital space.
During an interaction, Mahesh Babu opened up about his Hindi debut and said that 'Bollywood cannot afford him'.
He said, "I did get a lot of offers in Hindi, but I don't think they can afford me. I don't want to waste my time working in an industry which can't afford me. The stardom and the respect I get here [in South] is huge, so I never really thought of leaving this industry and going to some other. I always thought of doing films and becoming bigger. My dream is coming true now and I can't be happier."
After Sarkaru Vaari Petla, the actor will be working with director SS Rajamouli for an adventure thriller.