With S S Rajamouli’s RRR turning out to be a smash hit, interest in the film that he will do with Mahesh Babu has grown exponentially .
Here is what we do know about Rajamouli’s next project with Mahesh Babu in the lead. The yet-untitled project will be a solo-hero film , unlike RRR which was a two-hero project from the start. Mahesh Babu is very clear on this issue. He does only solo-hero projects, and distributors are content with this, as his films almost invariably rake in profits on release.
The untitled Rajamouli-Mahesh project will be set in contemporary times. After three back-to-back costume dramas set in the remote past, Rajamouli is done with period films for the time being.
He is now looking at changing tracks,just like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to whom he is frequently compared. Bhansali too decided to turn away from the costume drama after three back-to-back films in that genre.
Rajamouli’s film with Mahesh babu will be a fast-paced adventure-thriller.
“The idea is still being worked on. Even Mahesh Babu doesn’t know the complete plot as yet. Rajamouli has been occupied with RRR. Now that it’s released he will give his full attention to the project with Mahesh Babu. It will be shot at a stretch and completed in six month,” says a source in the know.
Baahubali and RRR took several years to be shot and released. In comparison the Mahesh Babu project will be a quickie.