Hyderabad, Aug 16: Telugu Hero Mahesh has been arrested by police on charges Robbery Case here on Wednesday. He may be a hero on silver screen but he is a robber in real life. The guy who took honesty classes as a hero on screen in his films turned out to be a dishonest crook in real life.Mahesh who played the lead role in Telugu film Nivuru , is a resident of Kushaiguda, Jamimagadda, Hyderabad. He has a friend Vikki Raj. They together produced the film Nivuru.But with the film turning out to be utter flop, they landed in huge debts. To come out of the debts, they chose an easy way. They turned robbers and burgled many houses. Police arrested them, when they found their movements suspicious.Police recovered Rs 15 lakhs worth gold from them. Vicky was arrested on various occasions for robberies and police slapped PD act on him.