News Desk: About a month ago, Mahesh Babu had made headlines for saying that he doesn't wish to star in Bollywood films and that Telugu films are being seen all over the world. And now, in a recent media interaction, the actor said that even though he got a lot of offers for Hindi films, he feels Bollywood can't afford him and that he doesn't want to waste his time.
Mahesh Babu Speaks At Major Trailer Launch
Speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Major, Mahesh Babu said that he has always felt that his strength lies in Telugu cinema. He further added that Bollywood can't seem to afford him and that he prefers not to waste his time.
He said, "I always wanted to do Telugu films and wished people across India would watch it. And now when that is happening I'm very happy. I always had this strong opinion that my strength is Telugu films and the emotion I understand is the Telugu film emotion.
"Today the emotion is so strong, films have become so big that the lines have blurred and it's become Indian cinema."
On Bollywood Not Being Able To Afford Him
He added, "I may sound arrogant, I did get a lot of offers in Hindi. But I think they can't afford me. I don't want to waste my time. The stardom and love I have here in Telugu cinema, I never thought of going to another industry. I always thought I will do films here and they will become bigger, and my belief is turning into a reality now. I can't be happier."
Last month, in a video doing rounds on the internet, Mahesh Babu could be seen saying that 'he doesn't need to do Hindi films' and that 'Telugu films are being seen all over the world'.
He had 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 would want to be in a position where you do only Telugu films.