The as-of-untitled film marks the second outing of Pooja Hegde with Mahesh Babu after Maharshi.
Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu is bracing for the shoot of Trivikram Srinivas’ as-of-yet untitled project. The makers have already locked in Pooja Hegde to star as the Sarileru Neekevvaru actor’s leading lady in the film. The two have worked together in Maharshi before, making this their second film outing.
And now, word has it that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has signed in for the film. As reported by ToI, Dutt will essay an important role opposite Mahesh in the film which has been billed as a taut revenge drama. If reports are to be believed, Sanjay Dutt will play a politician in the film that will make for a significant pan-Indian project.
Nabha Natesh, who has worked in Kannada and Telugu films, and made her debut in Kannada cinema with Vajrakaya, will most likely play the second lead in the feature. The makers are considering ‘Athade Pardhu’ or ‘Pardhu’ as the title for the film, which is striking since this was Mahesh Babu’s name in his last collaboration with Trivikram, the blockbuster Athadu.
As per media reports, SS Thaman will compose the music for the film. The shoot will begin after Diwali and has been bankrolled by Haarika and Hassine Creations. While more details on the film are awaited, it is anticipated that the film will be a mass entertainer, along the lines of Mahesh’s earlier films Khaleja and Athadu. The scripting for the film is currently in the works.
On the work front, Sanjay Dutt has sparked a buzz by featuring on the posters of the highly awaited film ‘KGF: Chapter 2.’ The period drama is a sequel to K.G.F: Chapter 1. Sanjay stars alongside Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon and Prakash Raj in the Kannada biggie.
Meanwhile, Mahesh Babu is wrapping up the shoot of Parasuram Petla’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata, starring the National Award-winning actor Keerthy Suresh opposite him.