Mahesh Babu’s untitled film with director VamshiPaidipally, fondly called by fans as Mahesh 25, is all set to start filming from 18 June in Dehradun. Dehradun is the interim capital city of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west. The team was denied permission to shoot in the capital city of Uttarakhand due to security issues.
Dehradun is gearing up for a grand event for the occasion of International Yoga Day on 21 June, which will be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since the spectacular event is expected to draw nearly 50,000 participants, the state government had expressed concerns over providing security to the film shooting.
The first schedule will continue until 6th July, and the team will next head to the United States for an extensive schedule, where significant portions of the film will be canned. Mahesh Babu, who usually sports a stubble, has grown a thick beard and mustache and will be seen in this new makeover for the film. Earlier, while talking about Mahesh 25, Mahesh Babu had said, “I should thank Vamshi for patiently waiting for nearly two years for me. We are planning to kick start the shoot from 7 June, having a gut feeling that it will be yet another good film in my career”.
Produced by Ashwini Dutt and DilRaju, Mahesh 25has PoojaHegde playing the lead heroine, marking her first-time association with Mahesh Babu. AllariNaresh has been signed to play a pivotal role in the film. Director VamshiPaidipally has already rubbished rumors that the film is based on an international television series.
After Mahesh 25, Mahesh Babu will join forces with director Sukumar and Mythri Movie Makers for an untitled project. Mahesh 25 will be produced under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations by DilRaju along with Vyjayanthi films, owned by C Ashwini Dutt.
Famous cameraman KU Mohanan of Don, Talaash and Raees fame has been roped in to handle the cinematography. After the release of Bharat Ane Nenu, Mahesh Babu air-dashed to Paris to spend some quality time with his family. Now, he has already started preparations for his next project, which marks his first collaboration with director VamshiPaidipally. Since Mahesh Babu pulled over in Mumbai on his way to Hyderabad, rumor mills were working overtime that he’s foraying into Bollywood and has initiated discussions with leading producers.