Mahesh Babu – Kiara Advani’s Bharat Ane Nenu, directed by Koratala Siva released on April 20 and the film hasn’t stopped making headlines as yet. In just three days on it’s release, the film was being seen as one of the biggest projects to come out from the stables of Tollywood. There were predictions that the political drama will stand next to Prabhas – SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 The Conclusion. And now, the Bharat Ane Nenu has raced past the period film. Yes, you read that right. In Chennai, which is a non-Telugu speaking city, the film made a record on day 1 of its release.
Mahesh Babu’s film (Rs 27 lakh) raced ahead of Ram Charan – Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Rangasthalam (Rs 25 lakh) and Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi (Rs 24 lakh) on its opening day. And now, several weeks post it hit screens, Bharat Ane Nenu has smashed Baahubali 2 The Conclusion record in Chennai. Bharat Ane Nenu has raked in Rs 1.66 crore at the Chennai box office, beating Prabhas’ Baahubali 2 record of Rs 1.65 crore (lifetime collection in Chennai). Considering that Prince Charming’s film is still playing in theatres in Chennai, the earnings will only go higher.
In fact, now the makers of the film are also planning to release Bharat Ane Nenu in Tamil as Bharat looking at the massive love and appreciation the Telugu version has received in Chennai and other Tamil Nanu cities. Not just this, there are also hushed hushed discussions in the Telugu film industry that Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva might reunite for a sequel to Bharath Ane Nenu. How exciting would that be?
Meanwhile, the actor has signed a film with Rangasthalam director Sukumar and expectations are high from this jodi already. The story line and female actress is not known as yet, but the makers promise that it will be a mass entertainer and will go on floors by the end of this year.