The newly minted state of Telangana is trying to rope in superstar Mahesh Babu to be the state's brand ambassador, suggest reports. The state's chief minister KCR is very keen that the actor be anointed so.
In 2014, there were reports of tennis ace Sania Mirza being roped in to represent the state but the move backfired as there was some criticism about her not hailing from Telangana. The fact that she was married to a Pakistani too didn't go down well with many. There were murmur that megastar Amitabh Bachchan was being considered too.
Mahesh's candidature seems to be perfectly set as the actor, who hails from the state, is immensely popular in Seemandhra as well. Mahesh has always been apolitical though his father has been a Congressman all his life.