Post success of Pokiri, Mahesh was caught in stereotypical mindset. He began to choose stories keeping his huge ‘image’ in mind and the result is colossal disasters in the form of Sainikudu and Athidhi. Then entered his better half Namratha’s role in to his professional life. She helped him chose Khaleja which may be a commercial disaster but brought him to A class audience.
She was from then constantly choosy in his career be it Brand Endorsements, Script Selections, Costumes etc.. With all this efforts, then came two back to back commercial blockbusters in the form of Dookudu and Khaleja.
His future commitments – Family drama in the form of Seethamma Vaakita Sirimalle Chettu, A movie under creative Sukumar direction and later again a Puri Jagan movie were all looking promising too.
Lets not get in to the number game but Mahesh is surely ahead of other heros in the race at least for now!