Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has signed his next movie with prestigious UTV Motion Pictures, which is producing its first Telugu movie. The movie will hit the floors in July 2014.
The news was officially announced by the corporate production house on Monday (October 22). UTV Motion Pictures, which has successfully ventured into South through Tamil film industry, is expanding its base with this upcoming movie.
The forthcoming Tamil movie is directed by Koratala Siva. The project will be presented in association with Indira Productions.
"We are extremely delighted to commence our journey in the Telugu film industry, which is the second biggest industry in India after Hindi films, with our own production starring superstar Mahesh Babu and directed by Koratala Siva," G. Dhananjayan, chief, South Business - Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.
"We believe in the power of great storytelling and have proven the same in the south with our Malayalam and Tamil slate. Now we venture into Telugu cinema with a story which will appeal to all types of audiences and are gearing up to produce the film on the large scale it deserves," he added.
Mahesh Babu is happy with the association, and said: "I am looking forward to the experience."
"For Koratala Siva of Mirchi fame, it is his third film with Disney UTV, " that too with the superstar Mahesh Babu".
"I am looking forward to commence the pre-production immediately after my current assignment," he said.
Other cast and crew are yet to be finalised.