In order to keep his identity alive, he is accepting character artiste roles in a few films. He played 'Yamudu' in 'Yamadonga' of Young Tiger NT Rama Rao and enthralled audiences with his dialogue modulation. He is also playing the role of heroine Trisha's brother in 'Bujjigadu'.
Now it is reliably learnt that he had accepted to don the role of villain in a film in which a producer's son is making his debut as hero. Mohanbabu reportedly liked the subject and his role which has a negative shade. It is quite interesting that Mohanbabu is going back to his good old ways by accepting the negative role.