Prince Mahesh Babu's then industry hit Srimanthudu collected a share of Rs.83+ crores and became the biggest grosser among Mahesh Babu's films until the release of Bharat Ane Nenu.
Mahesh Babu's latest offing Bharat Ane Nenu is running with decent collections at the moment. According to trade reports the film collected close to Rs.87 crores world wide share till date. Obviously, the movie could have surpassed Srimanthudu's share and might have emerged as the biggest grosser among Mahesh Babu's films.
But then, some trade people said that the common distributor of Krishna and Guntur areas has given special numbers to trade which were included in Rs.87 crores share mentioned above. If at all those numbers are excluded, the film is yet to beat Srimanthudu. Even then, the film will cross Srimanthudu in its full run easily.
BAN was directed by Koratala Siva on DVV Danayya's DVV Entertainments. Kiara Advani has romanced Mahesh Babu in this political entertainer. Devi Sri Prasad composed tunes.