Director Maruthi revealed that his first choice for the lead role in his recently released Mahanubhavudu was Akhil Akkinei but the project did not materialize.
The director said that he first narrated the script to Akhil nearly four years ago.
With Akhil not evincing interest in the project, the director finally approached Sharwanand who hopped onboard. He went on to add that some changes were made to the script when the actor decided to join the star cast.
Starring Sharwanand and Mehreen Pirzada as the lead pair, the film has Vennela Kishore, Nassar and Raghu Babu playing the supporting roles. The film has been produced by V Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod under the banner UV Creations.
S Thaman has composed music for this flick with Nizar Shafi cranking the camera and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao editing it. Mahanubhavudu deals with hero suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for cleanliness and how he overcomes it.
There was a buzz right before the release of Mahanubhavudu that it is the remake of the Malayalam film North 24 Kaatham. The director had denied it, making it clear that the film is an original script and he did not draw inspiration from any movie.
The mere fact that both the films deal with OCD, doesnâ€™t mean that it is a copied work, he clarified in an interview earlier.
Maruthi made his directorial debut Ee Rojullo and is well known for making adult comedies. Some of his other films include Bus Stop, Prema Katha Chitram, Kotha Janta, Babu Bangaram and Kotha Janta.
On his next venture, the director that it will star Naga Chaitanya in the lead role. When asked about its genre, Maruthi said that it will be complete romantic entertainer with heavy dose of comedy.
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