Soon after marking his silver jubilee film with Maharshi, Mahesh Babu will be starting the work on his next film with Sukumar, which he has been in discussion for quite a while. Sources say that the final draft of the script has already been presented to the star recently by the director, with a positive reply received as well.
Contrary to the entertainers that he usually does, Mahesh will be treading new paths in this forest thriller, where he will essay the role of a cop. The film will have a backdrop of Nizam, with the lead character doing his best to pin down sandalwood smugglers in Andhra Pradesh. Before the start of the shoot, Mahesh will undertake few days of special training for the stunt sequences in the film, which are set at really high standards.
Mythri Movie Makers are bankrolling this project at a towering budget. The team has already finalised major members of the cast and crew, but they are still in talks for heroine slot. Recently, Sukumar approached Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif to play the female lead, as it is a strong role that requires the actress to perform risky stunts. We will have to wait and see whether she would indeed make her way into the project or not.