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Pooja Hegde Approached for Director Trivikram’s Next Film Starring Mahesh Babu

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Pooja Hegde, the actor who was last seen in director Trivikram‘s 2020 film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, has been approached to play the lead role in Trivikram’s next film starring Mahesh Babu, a source told Silverscreen India.

Dileep Lekkala, a member of the film’s public relations team, said, “They [the makers] are considering Pooja Hegde as the main lead and she has been approached. But nothing is confirmed yet.”

If Hedge signs the film, this will be her third collaboration with Trivikram and second with Mahesh Babu, with whom she worked in Maharshi. Hegde is currently working on Chiranjeevi‘s Acharya, Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh‘s Cirkus, and Vijay’s upcoming Tamil film Thalapathy 65.

The film was announced on May 1.

“Trivikram already narrated the storyline to Mahesh Babu and is currently working on the script of the film. A few changes might be made in terms of dialogues and the emotional quotient, or else, the storyline will remain the same,” Dileep said. He said that the film will be a commercial entertainer and is expected to release in the summer of 2022.

The film will go on floors once the Covid situation eases in the country, he said.
Dileep said that the film was planned before the pandemic with discussions going on for a year, but it got delayed because of the pandemic and the consequent lockdown.
Tentatively titled SSMB 28, it will be produced by Haarika and Hassine Creations and will mark the third collaboration of the actor-director duo after the 2005 film Athadu and Khaleja in 2010.

The other cast and crew members will be announced soon.

After this project, Trivikram will be working with NTR Junior. The film was  expected to go on floors from May, according to The Times of India but was shelved owing to delays in production. The actor will soon working on his second film with Janatha Garage director Koratala Siva.

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