Reports were rife that Koratala Siva got a nod from Mahesh Babu by narrating the story, which was supposed to be Ram Charan's. They have also added that the same story was rejected by Jr NTR before Mahesh Babu accepting it.
"The story I've prepared for Mahesh Babu garu's Srimanthudu is different from the film I'm supposed to work wtih Charan garu. That film and this film are total contrast to each other. There is no truth in rumors that I've narrated same story to Mahesh and got approved", the directed clarified.
Hope this clears the air among fan groups and gossip mongers. The director also said that Srimanthudu is coming out as a complete family entertainer and was all praises for Mahesh's acting skills.