The reports are afloat that Bollywood starAkshay Kumar was
approachedto play the baddie in Mahesh Babu's next, which is
being helmed by A R Murugadoss. It is known that the actor was
recently roped in as the antagonist in Rajinikanth-Shankar's
However, the director denied the reports and called them
completely baseless. He clarified that they never had a thought to
approach Akshayfor the movie. ARM further added that director
and actor S J Suryah will be playing the villain in the
On the other hand, reports informed that Parineeti Chopra has
been finalized as the female lead and she apparently had signed on
the dotted line, a week ago. But, the director remained
tight-lipped about the casting of the Bollywood beauty.
Touted to be a high budgeted film, the project will be made both
in Telugu and Tamil and this will be the first bilingual film to be
shot in Mahesh Babu's career.
Mahesh Babu is currentlyon a holiday in London with his
family, and the other details of cast and crew of the movie will be
unveiled, once he is back in the city. If everything goes well, the
film will go on to the sets in July.