Mahesh Babu, though busy with his acting assignments, is expanding his business horizons. While he has already ventured into the multiplex business in association with Asian Cinemas, he is reportedly looking to get into film production as well. Reports say that he will be bankrolling a web series very soon. Newbie Hussain will be wielding the megaphone for this web series and it will start rolling from early next year, we hear. The prep work to get this web series on the floors has begun already and an official announcement is expected soon. Further, Mahesh Babu intends to produce small budget movies. He will be giving opportunities to newcomers with talent, say sources.
In the meantime, the star is busy with shooting for Maharshi. Directed by Vamsi Paidipally, Maharshi is bankrolled jointly by Dil Raju, Ashwini Dutt and PVP. It is a high budget project with a major portion of it being shot in the United States. The film is about three friends played by Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde. It will also have veteran actor Jayapradha playing a pivotal role. Reports indicate that Mahesh Babu will be appearing in five different get-ups in the film and that the transition of his character will be from a college student to an entrepreneur. Recently, it was reported that Meenakshi Dixit, who has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi movies till date, has landed on a meaty role in the film.
Being his 25th film, Maharshi is a very important project in Mahesh Babuâ€™s career. Originally planned as a Sankranthi release, Maharshi will now hit the marquee on April 9 next year. When the project began, it ran into some legal issues following which its shooting schedules went out of gear. This is one of the major reasons for its release date being pushed to April.
Soon after he is done with Maharshi, the star will be joining hands with director Sukumar for a new project.
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