Mahesh Babu’s last release Bharat Ane Nenu has received Rs 22 crore for satellite rights. As far as the satellite price of South Indian movies is concerned, sources say that the film has received second highest earnings after SS Rajamouli’s period extravaganza. A source while talking to DNA said, “This kind of an amount for a Telugu film is rarely heard of. It is perhaps the highest that any Telugu flick has received till date (leaving aside Baahubali which got Rs 51 crore). Bharat Ane Nenu was also one of the highest openers at the box office. Mahesh Babu’s earlier films right from Businessman to The Real Tiger and Takkari Donga to Nijam have had a great run on Hindi GECs garnering good TRPs.”Also Read - Sidharth Malhotra Sends 'Big Love' To Rumoured Girlfriend Kiara Advani on Her Birthday, She Says 'Thank You Captain'
The film released on April 20. Made on a budget of Rs. 65 crore, the film collected Rs. 230 crore within 19 days of its release. The makers of the film were interested in releasing the Tamil version of the movie simultaneously with the Telugu one but unfortunately could not due to the strike in the Tamil film industry. The film was later released as Bharat Ennum Naan in Tamil on May 31. After the Telegu version did well at the box office, the makers were confident about the success of the Tamil version as well. His fans had further requested him to release the film dubbed in Hindi. Also Read - Happy Birthday Kiara Advani: From Mohit Marwah to Sidharth Malhotra, Watch Video to Know List of Alleged Link-Ups of Kiara
Mahesh Babu was overwhelmed to see a positive response to his film from all over the world and also shared his feelings on his micro-blogging page. Mahesh Babu for the first time in his career played the role of a politician. Directed by Koratala Siva, this political thriller is about a young boy named Bharat, who eventually becomes the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh despite all the hurdles. The cast included Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani as the lead pair with Prakash Raj, R. Sarathkumar, Devaraj, Posani Krishna Murali, Brahmaji. Sithara, and other actors as the supporting cast. Also Read - Kiara Advani Looks Gracious in Rs 66,000 White Hand Embroidered Saree at Shershaah Trailer Launch in Kargil