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Why do Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan make it a point to meet Mahesh Babu when in Hyderabad?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 6:02 IST

It is not news that Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has legions of fans - both in India and abroad. The actor also has the maximum number of Box Office hits to his name in the industry - with two Rs 100 crore grossers - the 2015 film Srimanthudu and the 2011 hit, Dookudu.

The actor is a hit in Bollywood as well. Leading Bollywood ladies - including Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Kangana Ranaut - have expressed their desire to work with him. The latest star to join the Mahesh Babu fan club is none other than Kareena Kapoor.

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The actress, who is currently promoting her upcoming film Ki and Ka in Hyderabad, has revealed that she is a great fan of the Telugu actor. She revealed that she and Saif Ali Khan are close friends of Mahesh Babu and his wife Namrata Shirodkar. The actress said that they would meet the superstar in Hyderabad often and that he would often give them DVDs of Telugu films.

Mahesh Babu's upcoming film Brahmotsavam is slated to hit the screens on 12 May. The Sreekanth Addala-directorial, touted to be a family entertainer, also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, Pranitha Subhash, Sathyaraj, Revathi, and Jayasudha.

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The actor recently made headlines when he sold the overseas rights for Brahmotsavam for a whopping Rs 13 crore - beating the records set by Sardaar Gabbar Singh and Baahubali:The Beginning.

-- Text By Sree Prasad Nair

First published: 25 March 2016, 2:41 IST