Telugu star Mahesh Babu is currently busy shooting for Maharshi, which is a Vamsi Paidapally directorial and the 25th film of Prince's career. The film, which has Pooja Hegde as the female lead, is likely to release this April. Once Maharshi gets wrapped up, Mahesh Babu will begin work on his next film, which is being referred to as Mahesh 26. The film was originally supposed to be directed by Rangasthalam director Sukumar. However, now there is a major change in these plans.
Sukumar is longer directing the movie. Mahesh Babu is set to work with another director for Mahesh 26. Here is the complete report.
Not Sukumar But Anil Ravipudi To Direct The Movie
According to the latest reports, Mahesh 26 is going to be directed by Anil Ravipudi and not Sukumar. The 1: Nenokkadine director apparently needed more time for the pre-production work and hence could not meet the deadlines. Prince will team up with him for Mahesh 27.
Anil Ravipudi Is In Top Form
Anil Ravipudi is in tremendous form these days. His latest film F2, which hit the screens this Sankranthi, has turned out to be a big winner and beaten NTR Kathanayakudu and Vinaya Vidheya Rama quite convincingly. His 2017 release Raja The Great, with Ravi Teja in the lead, too did well at the box office. Anil Ravipudi reportedly met Mahesh Babu some time ago and agreed to work with him.
Mahesh 26 Schedule
Mahesh 26 is likely to go on the floors this June. If things go as planned, it will arrive in theatres for Sankranti 2020.
Mahesh 26 A Mass Movie
Anil Ravipudi's Raja The Great was a masala entertainer with plenty of action scenes and punch dialogues. On the other hand, F2 was a fun-filled comedy. The buzz is that his film with Mahesh Babu will be a mass entertainer. If this is indeed the case, Mahesh 26 could help Anil Ravipudi showcase his abilities as a storyteller to the fullest.
Mahesh Babu currently also has a film with ace director SS Rajamouli in his kitty. However, that will take off after RRR hits the screens.