Director Madhan of Pellaina Kothalo is all set to wield the megaphone for the film titled Gayathri that will have the veteran actor Mohan Babu in the lead role.
Interestingly, the star will be seen playing dual roles in the film that will have adequate scope for him to perform.
According to reports, Gayathri is about a father and his daughter and predictably, Mohan Babu will be seen playing the middle-aged father while a heroine, whose name has not been disclosed yet, will be playing his daughter.
Sources close to the film say that Mohan Babu was impressed with the subject that he not only agreed to don the greasepaint for the dual roles but also bankroll the film under his home banner.
The actor began his career with the Telugu movie Kannavaari Kalalu way back in 1974 and has been acting for more than four decades now. He starred in the Telugu remake of the Tamil blockbuster 16 Vayathinille in which he reprised the role done by Rajinikanth. Interestingly, Mohan Babu began his career playing villain roles and then moved over to hero roles.
In his long career, he had shared the screen space with several leading actors including Nageswara Rao, NT Rama Rao, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Nagarjuna, Jr NTR, etc.
His last outing at the box office was Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu in 2015 which was directed by Srinivass Reddy. The film had Allari Naresh and Poorna playing the lead pair with the star cast also including Mohan Babu, Ramya Krishn, Meena and Shamna Kasim in pivotal roles.
It may be noted here that recently there was news that Rajinikanth had suggested that Mohan Babu reprise the role done by Raj Kiran in the Telugu remake of Pa Paandi, which was Dhanushâ€™s maiden directorial.
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