Actor Mahesh Babu is back with a bang with Bharat Ane Nenu which has turned out to be one of the biggest hits in his career. Directed by Siva Koratala, Bharat Ane Nenu features Mahesh as a Chief Minister, a role which he has tried his hands at for the first time in his career. After the film has turned out to be a hit, Mahesh and wife Namrata seem to be very happy with it and are all set to for a month-long holiday. Speaking to The Quint about how the success has helped Mahesh take a sigh of relief, Namrata said, “It is the biggest success of his career. I can’t tell you what a joy it is, specially, since Mahesh’s last two films were disasters. Mahesh hates to let down his fans. He feels a sense of responsibility towards them. When his last two films didn’t do well he was constantly questioning himself and his choices. Bharat Ane Nenu has answered the question on what his audience wants. I feel as though I’ve just won a marathon race.”
Namrata further says that people have a perception that Mahesh does what she says and that is not true. “You know, people believe Mahesh does what I ask him to. That’s not true. He may look shy and gentle. But he knows his mind. All his career decisions are taken by him. He decides which film to do. But he does share the plot and script idea with me, though in a casual way. As for the way he dresses up, well I do advise him on the clothes to wear. But again, the final decision is his. But yes, if he dresses differently from the other actors in Andhra I could have influenced his sartorial choices. I don’t deny that,” adds Namrata.
Speaking about leaving her career behind post wedding, Namrata says she has no regrets and is very happy with her decision. “I don’t have even a moment of regret for leaving my career behind. You know better than anyone else that I was never career-oriented, not in the way other heroines are. Of course I took my work seriously. But I never solicited work, never sought fame or money. I got what came to me. I remember getting a call from Mrs Jaya Bachchan after my film Vaastav saying I should have got the National Award for my performance. Those rare moments of acknowledgement were enough of a reward for my career,” adds Namrata.