It was a sun-kissed working holiday for Mahesh Babu in Goa. On his birthday last Thursday, the entire unit of his new film Maharshi threw a party for him. "And for once, Mahesh Babu just let go. He had the time of his life. He danced, sang, ate and just had a lot of fun. We've never seen him like that," says a member of the Maharshi crew. "His wife Namrata Shirodkar and his two children Gautam and Sitara are with him. And now post his birthday, the celebration continues. Mahesh Babu has started shooting for Maharshi. They are doing college scenes. After sundown it is fun time for the family."
Incidentally, the birthday celebrations started in Goa with hordes of fans chasing Mahesh Babu's car in Hyderabad on the way to the airport. "They wouldn't let him go. They just surrounded the car at various points. Mahesh Babu and family almost missed their flight to Goa."
Incidentally the fanatics were not happy with the title Rishi. This is what the film was originally supposed to be called. But Mahesh Babu's fans let it be known that they didn't think the title was posh enough for their idol.