Superstar Mahesh Babu feels it's safer for stars like him to do commercial films as lot of lives depend on big-budgets projects such as his. Mahesh has had his share of flops in his career. But he treats success and failure on par.
"A hit film is what we work for as actors as that goes to show that we have managed to entertain our audiences who shower us with their love and affection throughout the years," Mahesh told.
"It's better to do a film that works. I try to work on a film that my audiences would appreciate and enjoy their time in a theatre. Also, a lot of lives are dependent on one film that we make, so a successful film only makes those families happier," he said, and added that it's tough to judge the fate of any film.
After two back-to-back debacles such as 1 Nenokkadine and Aagadu, Mahesh has his hopes pinned on Srimanthudu, which hits the screens on August 7.
The film is about giving back to the society. "It's an interesting concept treated commercially. When director Koratala Siva pitched the idea a year ago, I quite liked it. It has something for everybody. My character Harsha is quite different from all the roles I've done so far in my career," said Mahesh.
As the theme of the film suggests, he says the film will give back to the audience something beyond entertainment.