The entire film cast was at the event and Mahesh looked all energetic. he said, "I would like to work with Vijayashanthi again. She hasn't changed a bit and it has been rewarding experience to work with her. I would like to thank Anil Ravipudi for making this possible. This is the best decision I have taken in my career. My producers, Anil Sunkara and Dil Raju have been very cooperative. Rashmika Mandanna is a fun actor to work with."
He said that working in 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' is the best decision in his life which is raising many eyebrows. He even gave the same statement before the release. But there are many who think that it is not the best decision as the film's performance is coming down with each passing day. The only good that happened with this movie is that the fans got to see Mahesh in a mass avatar after 'Aagadu'. Apart from that, critics panned this film for the lack of strong content and unnecessary stuffing of commercial elements.
The collections of its competitor 'Ala Vaikunthapuramlo' are going steadily and even dominating Mahesh's film in many areas. His overseas market is coming down these days and frankly speaking, this may be a wrong decision from Mahesh to accept this mediocre commercial flick as per many experts.