There was once a time when Mahesh Babu was a chain smoker. He himself revealed this fact on a couple of occasions in front the media.
But for the last many years, Mahesh completely quit smoking and actively advocates against smoking, both on-screen and off it as well. He didn’t do any cigarette smoking scenes in his films as well.
But cut to SSMB28, the new poster shows Mahesh Babu smoking a cigarette as he walks with vigor and attitude.
It is clearly evident that Mahesh has changed his no-smoking stance for the Trivikram directorial. This is a substantial development given that getting Mahesh to change his mind is no easy feat.
This scene will definitely be in the film as it isn’t right to release a still in promotional posters and not include it in the film.