Telugu star Mahesh Babu is venturing into the film exhibition business and is in the process of starting a chain of multiplexes in Andhra and Telangana states. The star has a joint business venture with the Asian Group's multiplex chain, Asian Cinemas, for the purpose. Asian Group is one of the leading film distribution companies in the Telugu film industry and the joint venture with Mahesh Babu has been named AMB Cinemas – the acronym for Asian Mahesh Babu.
Reports are that the first of the multiplex is currently being constructed in the Gachibowli area in Hyderabad, which is one of the posh areas in the city. Reports are that AMB Cinemas will have all the latest and modern facilities for the film buffs to enjoy. Some images of the multiplex in Gachibowli have made it to the internet and fans are awed by it. With this, film buffs are waiting eagerly for its inauguration. More details about this are expected to be out officially soon.
On the work front, Mahesh Babu will be completing his 25th film, which is being helmed by Vamsi Paidapally. The long schedule of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film Maharishi is planned in the US and the team will be shooting important scenes over there. Various locations in different cities across the country have been earmarked for the shooting.
The film is about three friends played by Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde. It also has veteran actor Jayapradha playing a pivotal role. Maharishi is being bankrolled by Dil Raju, Ashwini Dutt and PVP. The film, which was originally planned as a Sankaranthi release will now hit the marquee on April 9 next year. It may be mentioned here that Mahesh Babu’s 25th film ran into trouble following a legal suit filed by PVP Cinemas alleging that their intellectual property rights were violated. This issue has been amicably settled between the parties – Dil Raju, Ashwini Dutt and PVP Cinemas – through an out of court settlement.
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