BY ANUJ RADIA
While returning from Spain where he was holidaying with his family, Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu made a stopover at Mumbai before heading to Hyderabad.
A media report claims that the southern big shot has been in talks with someone in the industry for his Hindi debut. However, there is no substantial information about the nature of his meeting or who did he have a chance to meet with.
A lot of Mahesh Babu films have had Hindi remakes, including Pokiri which was redone as Wanted with Salman Khan in the lead, but Babu never really thought of featuring in these remakes earlier.
But now it seems like he is more than willing. In an interview with Anupama Chopra, Mahesh Babu admitted that he is open to Bollywood and would like to work in it if the story pleased him and was fascinating. Guess he has finally found something interesting, a reason for the big debut!
Mahesh Babu may make a Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of his recently released ‘Sypder’.
Reports suggested that Salman Khan or Hrithik Roshan were in the running to play the lead in the remake (of Spyder), but this was before when the actor wasn’t really keen on doing a Bollywood film.
Talking about Spyder being remade in Bollywood, director AR Murugadoss confirmed that talks are on and things will be finalised pretty soon. However, he refrained from commenting on Prince’s Bollywood debut.
Mahesh Babu is one of the most handsome and celebrated stars in the South, and it would only be nice to see him on the silver screen. Also, he is raging hit with his films doing great at the box office and breaking all records.
True, that his recent film Spyder wasn’t accepted well by his fans in Andhra Pradesh, but that is because the film didn’t portray Babu as a larger-than-life character, which most of his audience expects him to be. But the film did pretty well in Tamil Nadu.
Spyder is a spy-thriller in which Mahesh Babu essays the role of a surveillance officer who taps phones and helps those in trouble.