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SS Rajamouli to team up with Mahesh Babu for next movie; project likely to kick off in 2021

In an interview with a leading Telugu television channel, the filmmaker clarified that his next project after RRR will not be with Prabhas.  

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who is currently working on his upcoming magnum opus RRR (2021), has confirmed in a television interview that his next project will be with actor Mahesh Babu and not Prabhas.

Talking to a leading Telugu television channel, Rajamouli clarified his next project after RRR won’t be with Prabhas. He confirmed that he is teaming up with Mahesh Babu. “This project has been in the pipeline for a long time. I already said that I will be doing a film for producer KL Narayana and this project will be with Mahesh Babu,” the filmmaker said. 

If this project materializes, Rajamouli and Mahesh Babu will be joining hands for the first time. This film will most likely go on the floors towards the end of 2021 or in early 2022.

Currently, busy wrapping up RRR, which stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead, Rajamouli will begin pre-production work on Mahesh Babu’s project next year.  

Mahesh will also soon commence work on his next Telugu project with director Vamshi Paidipally. The duo will be reuniting after the grand success of their previous film, Maharshi (2019). The star’s last release Sarileru Neekevvaru (2019) was a box-office blockbuster. The film, directed by Anil Ravipudi, raked in over Rs 200 crore at the box-office.

Meanwhile, Mahesh Babu might play a cameo in Chiranjeevi’s upcoming Telugu film, Acharya, which is being directed by Koratala Siva. But there is no official announcement as yet on the actor being signed for the role.