During his speech at the pre-release event of ‘Maharshi’, Mahesh Babu mentioned the names of Directors who delivered super hits with him and claimed to be grateful to them. The list include K Raghavendra Rao (Rajakumarudu), Krishna Vamsi (Murari), Gunasekhar (Okkadu), Trivikram (Athadu), Sreeni Vaitla (Dookudu) and Koratala Siva (Srimanthdu, Bharat Ane Nenu).
To everyone’s shock, Mahesh Babu forget mentioning about Puri Jagannath who offered him his first & only industry hit ‘Pokiri’. Many speculations went viral within no time because of what has happened. Finally, Superstar has come up with a Tweet to bring completeness: ‘Missed mentioning an important person in my speech today. In my 25 films journey, it was #Pokiri that made Me a Superstar. Thank you so much @purijagan!!! Thanks for giving Me Pokiri. A film that will always be remembered’.
With this tweet, Mahesh Babu gave an indication that all the Filmmakers who contributed for his successful journey were given due respect. He claimed to be wishing to extend his career for 20 more years by doing another 25 Movies.
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