- Mahesh Babu's film collected Rs 100 crore in two days
- 'We feel the film's message is relevant to every Indian,' says director
- Bharat Ane Nenu is directed by Koratala Siva
In Bharat Ane Nenu, Mahesh Babu plays the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, who is younger than many politicians and has a grand vision for the people of his state. The director told IANS: "Promise was the key to the plot in Bharat Ane Nenu. When politicians are elected into public offices, they take an oath to serve the people but the promise is soon broken. Why? Here was my protagonist who thinks promises are sacred. This gentleman's word, whether given in his childhood to his mother or to Mother India in his maturity, is never to be broken. The promise was the key to my film."
Mahesh Babu was the first and only choice for the lead role, Koratala Siva said. "I wanted an actor who can play a politician who is heard without shouting, whom everybody listens to when he talks although he never raises his voice. No one fitted the bill except Mahesh Babu. He is soft spoken and yet persuasive. He is exactly like the Chief Minister he plays in my film. I can't imagine making this film without Mahesh Babu as Bharat."
Bharat Ane Nenu also stars Bollywood actress Kiara Advani and it opened in theatres on April 21.
(With inputs from IANS)
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