Tollywood Star Mahesh Babu Plans To Adopt Ancestral Village

04/02/2015 3:36 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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MURIWAI, NEW ZEALAND: Former Miss India Namrata Shirodhkar (2nd L) shares an intimate moment with leading man Mahesh Babu (L) and a film crew at a gannet colony at Muriwai in New Zealand 07 April 2000, during the shooting for an as yet unnamed romance for the Hyderabad market. In the last two years 38 Bollywood movies have been shot in New Zealand, with Indian filmmakers flooding in since the success of last year's blockbuster 'Kaho Na Pyar Hai.' AFP PHOTO/Michael Field (Photo credit should read MICHAEL FIELD/AFP/Getty Images)

Superstar Mahesh Babu has expressed interest in adopting his father's birth place Burripalem in Guntur district. He wants to give it a smart makeover.

"Mahesh and his brother-in-law Jayadevi Galla are set to take up this initiative. As a child, Mahesh spent many years in Burripalem with his grandmother and the place also happens to very close to his father. Hence, he's planning to adopt it," a source close to Mahesh told IANS.

"It's being planned as a special project. Mahesh wants to give the place a smart makeover and details about the project are awaited," the source said.

Mahesh is currently shooting for yet-untitled Telugu film with Koratala Siva.

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