New Delhi: Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, who was recently in news for his ‘Bollywood can’t afford me remark‘, has made it to headlines yet again. Social media users on Sunday pointed out an advertisement of a tobacco brand where the Sarkaru Vaari Paata star can be seen promoting the pan masala.
This irked the netizens who were quick to troll Mahesh Babu by saying ‘Bollywood cannot afford you but pan masala brands can’.
Take a look at some tweets:
One fan wrote “I love mahesh babu very much .but i am disappointed by his words that he says “Bollywood can’t afford me and I don’t want to waste my time ” . Bollywood can’t afford hai ,but pan masala can .i feel Sharme for myself that i admire that person who can’t afford my love and respect.”
Another wrote “t’s funny how #MaheshBabu said that #Bollywood can’t afford him. But a pan masala brand can ( he endorses Pan Bahar and having a Bollywood equivalent in Tiger shroff). Nothing wrong with it. But next time onwards, bring a better argument to act that Elite.”
In a recent chat for his upcoming film Major, the actor opened up about receiving numerous offers from the Hindi film industry and why he doesn’t feel the need to cross over.
“I may sound arrogant, I did get a lot of offers in Hindi. But I think they can’t afford me. I don’t want to waste my time. The stardom and love I have here in Telugu cinema, I never thought of going to another industry. I always thought I will do films here and they will become bigger, and my belief is turning into a reality now. I can’t be happier.”
“I always wanted to do Telugu films and wished people across India would watch it. And now when that is happening I’m very happy. I always had this strong opinion that my strength is Telugu films and the emotion I understand is the Telugu film emotion.”
The actor-producer said rather than pitching himself as a pan-India actor, his aim was to make movies from South a countrywide success.