Superstar Mahesh Babu, whose film Spyder is all set to hit the screens today, has stated that he never liked the idea of remaking a film. He also coined his views on nepotism and said that it might help for first film but after that you have to look after yourself. The trailers of the spy thriller received positive response from the audiences.
"I am not into remakes. I never liked that idea and my dream was always that a Telugu film should be made in Telugu and then everybody should talk about it," Babu said in an interview to CNN-News18.
"Mr S.S. Rajamouli achieved my dream, so I know that you can dream. That's how I am and now with ‘Spyder', I am coming closer to my dream," he added.
On being asked about the issue of nepotism, Mahesh, son of veteran Telugu actor Krishna, said: "It will only help for the first film, like for your launch it might help. But then after that you are on your own.
"Only talent can succeed. Like for me, I would say there was a huge pressure on me. My first film (‘Raja Kumarudu') definitely was a big hit. (It was) because of my father's fans supporting it that I got this opening, but my second, third, fourth film just fell flat on its face and I had to prove myself with the films. So, it all gets down to your talent."
Mahesh says he is ready to star in a Bollywood film, but it "depends on the project and the director when somebody approaches with an exciting idea."
Talking about "Spyder", which has been directed by A.R. Murugadoss, Mahesh said: "I wouldn't say it's a typical James Bond kind of spy thriller. But, it's got its elements. It is a typical A.R. Murugadoss film, where the audience would be sitting on the edge of their seat."
(With IANS Inputs)