Friday, August 8, 2014

Mahesh Babu - The Undisputed Baadshah Of Tollywood!

If you thought Bollywood actor Salman Khan is the only hunk that makes the filmmakers and the ladies alike go crazy than think again because down South there is another actor who commands a similar authority both at the box office and over the hearts of the ladies. Well you have guessed him right he is none other but the Superstar of South Film Industry, Mahesh Babu, appropriately termed as Prince Mahesh Babu.

August 9, marks the birthday of the dynamic actor; Raaga.Com wishes him birthday greetings and reveals why Mahesh Babu is called the Badshah of Tollywood

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Though it is true that Mahesh Babu won the title of ‘Prince Mahesh’, with his debut movie Raja Kumarudu (The Prince) because it broke all box office records and fetched him the prestigious Nandi Award for Best Male Debutant but the prime reason why Mahesh is termed as Badshah of Tollywood (King of Tollywood) is that besides giving several box office hits, he is the only the only South Indian actor, who endorses at least a dozen brands - across the spectrum, from mobile phones to FMCGs.

In 2007, Mahesh Babu signed a five-year endorsement deal with the Cola Company, Thums Up to replace Chiranjeevi as its brand ambassador in Andhra Pradesh and what’s more in 2012, he replaced Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as the national brand ambassador for Thums Up.! 

In addition in the 2012 he acquired 1st position in the prestigious ‘Times 50 Most Desirable Men in India’ out beating Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan.

Such is the clamour for Mahesh Babu that from Kangana Ranaut to Sonam Kapoor every actress both in Bollywood and Tollywood is dying to work with the mega star. His popularity among movie buff is such that every Tollywood director is ready to vouch out a signing amount that runs into eight digits figure!!! 

To add cherry to the cake Mahesh Babu is also the Baadshah of overseas market and has a massive fan following the US. His 2013 hit 1 Nenokkadine, become the fourth highest grosser ever in US!

Ace Comedian Kapil Sharma To Romance With Four Heroines In Abbas Mustan’s Next Movie

Kapil Sharma, the ace standup comedian is on sky nine these days thanks to his most popular television show COMEDY NIGHTS WITH KAPIL which completed 100 episodes recently. To add cherry to the cake the comedian has been roped in by celebrated filmmaker’s duo Abbas-Mustan for their next project, a full fletched comedy. 

What may come as a further surprise to readers is that Kapil Sharma will be paired opposite not one or two heroines but he will be paired opposite four heroines! 

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Abbas-Mustan who are famed for making super hit suspense thrillers like BAAZIGAR, AJNABEE, AITRAAZ, RACE are this time attempting a romantic comedy. In an interview the Abbas brothers said, "We have made our identity as successful filmmakers due to thrillers. However this time we would like to experiment with different genre like romance, comedy etc.”

Replying to the question will their comedy will be a sex comedy like the present hit movies like GRAND MASTI, Abbas Mastan, said, "No sex comedy films for us. We want to make clean films. We want to make family entertainer films. We cannot comment on other films which are being made.”

Speaking on the choice of Kapil Sharma, the director duo said, “Kapil Sharma is a talented comedian and has a natural flair for comedy like Johnny Liver sahab. In addition he is making waves with his hit comedy show COMEDY NIGHTS WITH KAPIL, thus he is the right choice for the movie. 

Among the four heroines hunted for Kapil Sharma in the movie, Daisy Shah, who made waves in Salman Khan’s JAI HO is finalized. Besides Neha Sharma and Surveen Chawla are the other two. The hunt for the fourth heroine is on.