Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who is currently working on his upcoming magnum opus RRR, has affirmed in a television interview that his next project will be with actor Mahesh Babu. Talking to a leading Telugu television channel, Rajamouli explained his next project after RRR won’t be with Prabhas. He has confirmed he’s collaborating with Mahesh Babu. “This project has been in the pipeline for a long time. I already said that I will be doing a film for producer KL Narayana and this project will be with Mahesh Babu,” Rajamouli said, clarifying he’s not teaming up with Prabhas next.
When it was asked, if Rajamouli is working on the script now, the source said, “As of now, Rajamouli is concentrating on RRR. He will work on the film’s script after RRR releases in January 2021. His film with Mahesh Babu will be produced by KL Narayana under his banner Durga Arts.” The Baahubali director confirmed his project with Mahesh Babu in a recent interview with a popular television channel.
BIGGG NEWS… #Telugu superstar #MaheshBabu and director #SSRajamouli to collaborate… #Mahesh will star in #Rajamouli‘s next directorial, after #RRR… Produced by KL Narayana… Will go on floors in 2022. pic.twitter.com/DhgUlqaKCz
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2020
If this project unfolds, Rajamouli and Mahesh Babu will be joining hands for the first time. This film will most likely go in the theatres towards the end of 2021 or in early 2022. Currently busy wrapping up RRR, which features Ram Charan and Jr. NTR in the lead, Rajamouli will be beginning pre-production work on Mahesh Babu’s project next year. Mahesh will also soon commence work on his next Telugu project with director Vamshi Paidipally. The duo will be reuniting after the grand success of their previous film, Maharshi. The star’s last release Sarileru Neekevvaru was a box-office blockbuster. The film, directed by Anil Ravipudi, gathered in over Rs 200 crore at the box-office. In the past, Mahesh Babu has expressed his interest in teaming up with Rajamouli for a film and had revealed the same in several interviews.
In the film, Mahesh Babu performed a soldier who comes to a small town and saves a family from the grasps of a rowdy politician. The film also featured Prakash Raj, Rashmika Mandanna and veteran actor Vijayashanti, who returned to face the arc lights after 13 years, in crucial roles. Prakash Raj played the antagonist. Meanwhile, Mahesh Babu might play a cameo in Chiranjeevi’s upcoming Telugu film Acharya, which is being directed by Koratala Siva. An official announcement is yet awaited on signing Mahesh for the role. SS Rajamouli recently released the first look of Ram Charan Teja from RRR on the Telugu star’s birthday. Sharing the video on Twitter, Rajamouli wrote that if anyone can describe the character of Ramaraju in the film it can only be Ramcharan.