Tollywood star Mahesh Babu made his acting debut at the age of four and appeared as a child artist till the age of fifteen. After taking a break to complete his eductation, he returned to the silver screen, at the age of twenty-five, and has done lead roles in more than 25 movies. Today, he is considered one of the most bankable stars of the Telugu film industry. Recent media reports have speculated that the Spyder actor may be joining politics soon. However, in an interview, Mahesh Babu has denied these rumours, saying, “The only thing I want to do is acting. I have to go back a long way when I was a child star and I loved doing what I did then. Of course, those days the intentions were different because I would get summer vacations and I would get to bunk school for shoot. When I missed a year, my dad said to go back and study, then come back and act in films. I said okay. I mean that's the only thing I knew so I wouldn't want to change that."
Earlier, in 2018, similar reports had been doing the rounds, a result of the massive success of his film Bharat Ane Nenu, where he played the Chief Minister of an undivided Andhra Pradesh.
In response to a question on joining politics, Mahesh had clarified even then that he had no such intention, saying, “I’ve never known anything about politics, I’m as far removed from all things political as one could possibly be.” On the professional front, the actor is currently filming for his upcoming romantic adventure movie, Sarileru Neekevvaru, directed by Anil Ravipudi. Mahesh will be seen playing an army major in the film, which is slated for release in January 2020.