It seems period dramas are the best bet for Telugu filmmakers. Of late, several big budget period dramas went on to become hits, keeping cash registers ringing. According to our sources, super star Mahesh Babu, who is busy shooting for his 25th film, has given nod for a period film, which will be directed by noted filmmaker Sukumar.
A little bird said Sukumar had been busy scripting a periodic drama after his last film Rangasthalam starring Ram Charan, Samantha Akkieni, Prakash Raj and Jagapathi Babu turned out to a huge hit. If the story of Rangasthalam was set in 1980, Sukumar’s new movie would tell a story during the early days of Indian Independence, sources said.
Though there has been no official confirmation from the film unit so far, sources indicate that as soon Mahesh Babu completes his film, he will start shooting for Sukumar’s next.
Mahesh Babu’s 25th film is being directed by Vamshi Paidipalli and produced under the banner of Maharshi Cinemas. Noted Telugu actress Puja Hegde is playing opposite Mahesh Babu in this film. Hegde is currently working for a Hindi film Housefull 4 and a Telugu movie Maharshi.
However, Mahesh Babu has taken a short vacation from his shoot and is holidaying with wife Namrata Shirodkar and children Goutham and Sitara in New York. Namrata recently shared a photo of Hindi actress Alia Bhatt with her daughter Sitara in New York on a social network site.