Mahesh Babu,K S Rama Rao
Mahesh Babu,K S Rama Rao

Superstar Mahesh Babu is all set to team up with veteran producer K S Rama Rao for a big budget extravaganza to be directed by new-age director Sandeep Vanga of ‘Arjun Reddy’ fame. Even though Mahesh Babu expressed interest to work with the ‘Arjun Reddy’ helmer last year, he couldn’t allot dates for the same since he was looking for the right kind of producer who could make it without compromising on quality and quantity. 

“It would be one of the costliest films in T-town and leading producer K S Rama Rao has agreed to bankroll the project since he wanted to work with Mahesh Babu for quite a long time and also impressed him with the exciting storyline” says an industry source. 

Actually, K S Rama Rao was considered to be close to Chiranjeevi since together, they made blockbusters like ‘Abhilasha’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Rakshasudu’. “It is for the first time that he is going to join hands with Mahesh Babu in his three-decades-old career and wants to dig deep into his pockets for the magnum opus,’ the source adds. 

After making films with other stars like Nagarjuna(Criminal), Venkatesh(Chanti), Jr NTR(Dammu) and Prabhas(Bujjigadu),  the ace producer will leave no stone unturned to make a blockbuster with the ‘Srimanthudu’ star. “The Mahesh-Sandeep Vanga combination has already created a lot of buzz and now with K S Rama Rao producing it, the hype for the project is bound to go a few notches up. It could start this year, if the other cast and crew are finalised,” the source concludes