Chennai: Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is against going shirtless in his films, has once again refused to do it for his tentatively titled Telugu movie "Srimanthudu" despite being requested by the director.
Shruti Haasan is paired with Mahesh in "Srimanthudu", directed by Koratala Siva.
"Director Siva wanted Mahesh to sport his worked out abs in the film, but he was certain that he wouldn't go shirtless. Siva felt since Mahesh had exclusively worked on his body for '1: Nenokkadine', he wanted him to flaunt it," a source from the film's unit told reporters.
In Sukumar-directed Telugu action-thriller "1: Nenokkadine", Mahesh did take off his shirt for a shower scene but he didn't flaunt his abs.
Otherwise, Mahesh, in his over decade long career, has never gone shirtless.