Is it a bird, or a plane? No, it’s RRR’s Rajamouli teaming up with Mahesh Babu. Both the maverick director and ageless superstar are flush with success: RRR is a record-breaking success while Mahesh Babu’s new Telugu release Sarkaru Vaari Paata is superhit. The Rajamouli-Mahesh Babu collaboration is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the decade. It was expected to start in July-August but has now been pushed to November-December, with good reason.
Says a source very close to the project, “Mahesh Babu wants his film with Rajamouli to be as special as Baahubali and RRR, if not more. They have collectively decided they won’t do a costume drama. As Mahesh Babu is not comfortable with that genre. Also, after two back-to-back period-based projects Rajamouli wants a break from the past.”
The contemporary story that is said to be an adventure-thriller would have rolled in the next few months. However, both Mahesh and Rajamouli gave decided to work on the script for some more time.
“The film that Rajamouli will make with Mahesh Babu is based on a terrific idea, never attempted before. But Mahesh wants the screenplay to be worked-upon and fine-tuned. Rajamouli is more than happy to oblige.”