Mahesh Babu not a big star
Many feel Prince Mahesh Babu or for that matter any of tollywood’s top heroes can withstand gruelling shooting sessions. Tollywood’s talented and creative director Teja is presently coming with ‘Neeku Naaku Dash Dash’ with all new star cast. He says he will never do any films with top heroes as story and script takes a back seat with them. He feels industry and fans decide how the story should be without leaving any scope for directors to experiment and try something new. He says six songs, four fights and mass dialogues makes the film routine. Teja says he is happy doing films with new cast.
When asked how come he did a film with Prince Mahesh Babu, he said at that time he was not a big star and so did ‘Nijam’. But before the completion of the film he delivered super hit ‘Okkadu’ turning an overnight star. Teja reveals ‘Nijam’ did not connect with Prince’s fans saying they did not like him committing crimes on his mother’s words. He says fans expected Prince to act on his own. He recollects how Prince Mahesh Babu fainted during the shooting when he was trying to extract right kind of emotions from him.