The wait is over as Srimanthudu combo Koratala Siva and Mahesh Babu are all set to release their movie on September 22 next year. Reports suggest that the film, tentatively titled Bharath Ane Neneu, will start shooting from the first week of February and will be wrapped in about seven months.
The buzz is that the movie will have two female leads and Keerthy Suresh and Shruti Haasan are front-runners for the roles. The message-oriented film under Siva’s direction will be Mahesh’s 23rd film and the second in their combination after Srimanthudu. DVV Entertainments will be bankrolling the movie. 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 had also been mentioned in this regard. However, director Siva had 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 with director 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.