Telugu star Mahesh Babu all set for Bollywood debut
After Ram Charan Teja, Prithviraj and Dhanush another southern star is set to make Bollywood debut. Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu is all set to venture into Bollywood with ‘Go Goa Gone’ director duo Krishna DK-Raj Nidumoru's upcoming film. Mahesh Babu who was recently seen in Cola ad will start shooting for the movie early next year.
“Post Go Goa Gone, Raj and DK are set to start another film, a rom-com this time, featuring Saif Ali Khan and Ileana D’Cruz in lead roles. Once they wrap that up, they will start work on Mahesh’s film. All three of them have already had discussions about it. In essence, everything is in place right now,” says an industry insider.
"We are doing a film with Mahesh Babu. We were in talks with him since six months. It is an action-comedy film. It is not a remake of any south film, it is an original subject," Raj told. The makers are now in search of the leading lady opposite Mahesh. They have not yet decided whether they will cast a new face or established star opposite Mahesh Babu.
This untitled film will be made in two languages - Hindi and Telugu. The film is likely to be an action movie of international standard. “In all likelihood, it will be made in two languages, Hindi and Telugu,” adds the insider. Right now, Mahesh is finishing his Telugu projects, Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Baadshah. “By the time he wraps up his Telugu films, Raj and DK will also finish their movie with Saif. Other details like the leading lady are yet to be finalised. But they are in no hurry since Mahesh and the directors have a lot of time,” adds the insider.
Raj confirms the development, saying, “Yes, we are going to work with Mahesh after Saif’s film. At this point, the film is in Telugu and the decision to also make it in Hindi will be taken when we start shooting.”
Mahesh Babu has Bollywood connection, his wife Namrata Shirodkar was a Bollywood actress and acted in few Hindi movies. He is a popular star down South and delivered many hit movies.
will make big in Bollywood too!