He said that organizers of ‘Nandi Awards’ once promised to give him the Best Actor award for a particular film, if he should donate some funds for organising the function.
Mahesh said that he did not like to buy the award and hence declined the offer and the award had gone to some one else.
The actor said that not all awards are sold but the practice is there in the industry That is the truth behind all these awards. Several times we have felt if the award really went to the deserving actor or not. Well, we know how it must have gone!