There was no looking back for Mahesh Babu ever since making debut as a hero through Rajakumarudu, opposite Preity Zinta. He went on to given hit films like Okkadu and Athadu and even won the Nandi Award for Best Actor for his performance in Nijam. However, it was the stupendous success of Pokiri that has made him one of the hottest actors in Tollywood. He received lots of accolades for his performance in the film and his onscreen chemistry with heroine Ileana was appreciated. Now, in his bit to taste more success, he has decided to sport different hairstyles in his forthcoming films. The fact is that he sports hot hairstyle in his current film Athidhi, which has Bollywood beauty Amrita Rao as his heroine.
It is said that Mahesh Babu hired Sania, a hairstylist to make his hair look really hot and different in Athidhi. He is said to have paid Rs.8000 per day to her for the hairdo. That means she would have walked away with Rs.8 lakhs to 10 lakhs in short period of time. This shows that he is very particular in looking different yet stylish, with an aim to attract the youth audience. Now, people in the industry are of the opinion that his hairstyle in the film will create a new trend in Tollywood.
Athidhi brings Mahesh Babu and Bollywood beauty Amrita Rao together. It also has actors like Prakash Raj and Kota Srinivasa Rao in vital roles. G. Ramesh Babu produces it on Krishna Pictures Private Limited banner and Surender Reddy is the director. It is scheduled for release on Mahesh Babu's birthday on August 9.