A couple of days back, Mahesh Babu had released a video of him planting tree sampling on his birthday. He also started off green challenge by asking actor Thalapathy Vijay, Jr NTR and Shruti Haasan to take up the challenge. Vijay has so far not encouraged such challenges before but this being of a great cause, the actor has obliged to Mahesh Babu’s request and has planted a few tree samplings at his house. He has now released a few photos of him planting them in the lawn of his house. Wow, that’s quite a gesture by Vijay. Both Vijay and Mahesh Babu share a very good personal rapport, their growth have always been compared. Vijay has remade a handful of Mahesh Babu’s films in Tamil and even Mahesh has remade Vijay’s films in Telugu. They were supposed to act in a film together in the year 2010 when Mani Ratnam had approached them to feature in Ponniyin Selvan but the film didn’t take off back then. 
Mahesh Babu is one of the biggest stars in contemporary Tollywood and he is ruling the roost at the peak of his career now. He had a minor slump following a couple of his movies not doing as well as expected at the Box Office but has now truly reclaimed his position as a Superstar with three consecutive hits in Bharat Ane Nenu, Maharshi and the latest Sarileru Neekevvaru. He will soon start working on his next film Sarkaru Vaari Paata to be directed by Geetha Govindam fame Parasuram. He has taken up the Green India Challenge and also requested actors like Thalapathy Vijay, Jr NTR and Shruti Haasan to take up the challenge - “There couldn't be a better way to celebrate my birthday #GreenIndiaChallenge I pass this on to @tarak9999, @actorvijay & @shrutihaasan. Let the chain continue and transcend boundaries. I request all of you to support the cause. One step towards a greener world!” Now that Vijay has taken up the challenge, this movement could become immensely popular in Tamil as well.