The reports are afloat that Bollywood star Akshay Kumar was approached to 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 Robo 2.0.
However, the director denied the reports and called them completely baseless. He clarified that they never had a thought to approach Akshay for the movie. ARM further added that director and actor S J Suryah will be playing the villain in the film.
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 currently on 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.