According to the Pokkiri star, he wasn't sure if he could pull off three roles in the film

Mahesh Babu first choice for 24 but refused the role
Features Entertainment Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:34

Did you know, even before Suriya was approached for time-travel thriller 24, superstar Mahesh Babu was the first choice?

Director Vikram Kumar pitched the story to Mahesh who, upon hearing expressed a lot of interest in the project. However, he couldn't somehow convince himself to star in the film, which is successfully running in theatres presently.

According to the Pokkiri star, he wasn't sure if he could pull off three roles in the film. "I really liked the subject when I heard it from Vikram. Even though I was interested in the project, I couldn't visualize myself in triple roles, especially as the antagonist Aathreya. I felt I might not be able to do full justice to the roles. Hence, I backed off, "Mahesh told TNM.

Mahesh is happy that the role finally went to Suriya. Although he hasn't watched the film yet, he feels Suriya has done a great job going by the glowing reviews the film has been receiving.

 

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