According to the grapevine, Mahesh Babu is in talks with a Tamil director. He has recently met director R T Neason, who directed the super hit film, Jilla in Tamil. This has led to many speculations that Mahesh Babu is reprising the role, played by Vijay, in Jilla Telugu version. But sources close to Mahesh, trashed the reports.
However, Mahesh is all set to work with director R T Neason on a fresh script. It is known that Mahesh Babu has an aversion for remakes and he will never probably do one.
Talking to a leading English daily, sources claimed that Mahesh Babu and Neason film is on cards. "A leading production house has initiated talks with Neason and Mahesh Babu. Neason is yet to narrate the script to the actor. Only after Neason meets the actor, the project will be confirmed", said the source.
The film might also star Malayalam Superstar, Mohanlal in an important role. "it is an entirely new script and it will not be a remake of Jilla. Talks are on with Mohanlal also for a crucial role and perhaps, because of Lal's involvement, people might have assumed that this was a remake.", the source added.
On the other side, Mahesh Babu is currently busy shooting for Koratala Siva's project, which is tentatively titled as Srimanthudu. Mahesh will be seen as a billionare in the film and Shruti Haasan is playing the female lead.