2017 witnessed one of the progressive films in Telugu cinema – Arjun Reddy – that changed the way actors, films and filmmakers were perceived by the general audiences. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Arjun Reddy featured Vijay Deverakonda playing the titular role who has anger management and drinking issues post breakup with his love. Arjun Reddy turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2017 and set a benchmark in film-making in Tollywood. And post the success of Arjun Reddy, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has been meeting various actors in Telugu cinema to discuss his next and reports in film circles reveal few interesting things about these meetings. It is being reported that Sandeep Vanga may direct superstar Mahesh Babu in his next which will be another raw subject. Latest reports reveal that the film will have Mahesh Babu play a car mechanic in it and will be one of the most interesting looks in his career. Mahesh has mostly sported stylish and rich looks in his career so far and hasn’t gone the raw path. It will be very intriguing to see if these reports turn out to be true.
Mahesh Babu is currently shooting for his upcoming film Bharath Ane Nenu which is being directed by Siva Koratala. The film will have Mahesh playing a politician who ends up being the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. Bharath Ane Nenu will also star Bollywood actor Kiara Advani as the leading lady marking her debut in Telugu cinema. The makers revealed the first look and title poster of Bharath Ane Nenu on Republic Day indicating the subject the film would have. In an innovative way, the makers first released an audio clip in which Mahesh is heard taking the oath of a CM and revealing the title of the film. Even though the first look poster was not quite impressive, the combination of Siva Koratala and Mahesh has created quite a huge expectation on the film.