Actress Keerthy Suresh is slowly becoming the most wanted actress in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. The latest buzz is that she may play the heroine opposite Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu. Director Kortala Siva has locked his dates with Mahesh Babu for their next film. The duo had worked previously on the 2015 film Srimanthudu. The was one of the best grossing films ever, second only to Baahubali. Keerthy Suresh debuted in Telugu early this year with Nenu Sailaja and garnered positive repsonse for her performance. Her next release is Nenu Local, starring Nani and Naveen Chandra.
This will be Mahesh’s 23rd film and the second under Siva’s direction. The shooting will start from January next year. DVV Entertainments will be bankrolling the movie, which will hit the screens in the second half of 2017. Just like other Koratala Siva films, this one too is expected to carry a ‘social message’ in it.
Koratala Siva began his career as a scriptwriter with Ravi Teja’s Bhadr in 2005. Later, he wrote scripts and dialogues for Munna (2007), Okkadunnadu (2007), Simha (2010), Brindavanam (2010), and Oosaravelli (2011). He made his debut as a director with Prabhas’ Mirchi, which was a big hit at the box office. He soon signed on his next two films Srimanthudu and Janatha Garage. With all the three films becoming blockbusters, the director has become the second-highest paid Telugu director after SS Rajamouli.
Meanwhile, Mahesh Babu is shooting his next film. The AR Murugadoss directed project will release in summer next year. The action entertainer is being shot simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi. Rakul Preet Singh is the female lead and Mahesh will be essaying the role of an intelligence officer. The movie is being made on a huge budget of Rs 100 crore.