Dubbed as ‘Mahesh 25’, the film marks the first time collaboration between the actor and the director.

Shooting for Mahesh Babu-Vamsi Paidipally film starts in DehradunDigital Native
Flix Tollywood Monday, June 18, 2018 - 14:30

Following the phenomenal success of Bharat Ane Nenu, in which he played a Chief Minister, superstar Mahesh Babu joined the sets of his next film which is directed by Vamsi Paidipally. Dubbed as Mahesh 25, the film marks the first time collaboration between the actor and the director.

On Monday, the yet-untitled film went on the floors in Dehradun where the shooting will take place for the next two weeks. Mahesh sports a new look for the film. Earlier this month, his pictures sporting a stubble and moustache went viral on social media. It’s worth mentioning that Mahesh was seen with a fake moustache for a few seconds in a song in Bharat Ane Nenu.

After shooting briefly in India, the Mahesh 25 team will leave for the US, where a predominant portion of the film will be shot. While the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalised, Pooja Hegde has already been signed as the leading lady. The film marks the foray of well-known lensman KU Mohanan, known for his work in Bollywood films such as Don and Raees, into the Telugu film industry. Recently, rumours emerged that Mahesh 25 was based on some international series. When a fan pointed this out and asked Vamsi Paidipally to clarify, the latter wrote on Twitter that the news was baseless as his film was not based on any series.

To be jointly bankrolled by Dil Raju and Aswini Dutt, Vamsi Paidipally said in an earlier interaction that the project will be a big film in both their careers. Having won over audiences and critics alike with his last film, the comedy-drama Oopiri, which explores the bond between a quadriplegic millionaire and his convict-turned-caretaker, film buffs are eager to know what the director has to offer with Mahesh Babu.

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