Mahesh Babu, Koratala Siva lock dates for their next film

The message-oriented film under Siva’s direction will be Mahesh’s 23rd film and the second in their combination after Srimanthudu.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published:November 6, 2016 6:54 pm
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Another big-ticket combination is on cards. Janatha Garage fame director Kortala Siva reportedly locked his dates with Mahesh Babu for their next film. The buzz is that the duo will launch the movie on November 9.

The message-oriented film under Siva’s direction will be Mahesh’s 23rd film and the second in their combination after Srimanthudu. The shooting will start from January next year. DVV Entertainments will be bankrolling the movie, which will hit the screens in the second half of 2017.

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The news is that the actor will be playing the role of a Chief Minister in the movie.

There were also rumours that the movie will have many big-ticket stars along with Mahesh. In fact, Nagarjuna’s name is also mentioned in this regard. However, director Siva laid all rumours to rest by dismissing any such idea.

“There are no fancy combos in my next film nor is it a multi-starrer. I request all of you to ignore all the speculations,” the director had said.

Meanwhile, the actor is said to be already busy shooting his next film in the direction of AR Murugadoss, which will release in summer next year. The action entertainer is being shot simultaneously in three languages — Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Rakul Preet Singh is the female lead and Mahesh will be essaying the role of an intelligence officer. The movie is being made on a huge budget of Rs 100 crore.

Mahesh Babu is also reportedly busy signing projects. After big directors like Murugadoss and Siva, the actor is rumoured to have teamed up with Trivikram Srinivas for his 25th movie.