The new Thumps Up ad featuring Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu is not just a treat for his fans, it is also a full-on adventure story narrated in some seconds.
The Superstar who stars in the miniature epic is seen dodging bullets, jumping down cliffs and plunging down a waterfall, all done with a slew of Far Eastern villains led by an actor with the most crooked teeth on this side of Shashi Kapoor.
The soft-spoken superstar says the ad left him exhausted but energized. “Shooting this ad was a challenge and an adventure. We shot it in Kuala Lumpur in some really tough locations where there were an only jungle and no place to take a breather, let alone chill. We shot the film with high-action stunts. It was like a shooting full-fledged action film.”
The ad is directed by Navzar Irani. Mahesh Babu says he hasn’t had so much fun shooting action in a long time. “All the action as a shot in natural light. No filters were used. We wanted to capture the raw rugged mood of the jungle, and I think we succeeded in that.”