Leading producer Allu Aravind offers a staggering `15 crore each for a three-film deal with actor Mahesh Babu. Besides, the actor can pick and choose the script and director
These days in Tollywood, everyone wants to work with Mahesh Babu, the Man with the Midas Touch.
The back-to-back blockbusters — The Businessman and Dookudu — have taken Mahesh Babu’s career to an unscaled peak.
According to trade insiders, the actor, popularly called the Prince, is the second highest paid actor in the South, next only to Rajinikanth. Offers are pouring in for Mahesh from all quarters in the industry.
Perhaps, nothing can match the offer leading producer Allu Aravind has put forward. Reports say Aravind recently sent a proposal to the Prince to sign a three-film deal for a whopping Rs 15 crore each. Besides the 45-crore package, Mahesh has also been given the freedom to pick his choice of script and director.
Though it is not clear if Mahesh has given nod to what the industry calls a staggering offer, the news has spread like wildfire, sending Tollywood into a tizzy.
People in the know say it is quite evident that Aravind wants to cash in on the popularity of Mahesh Babu. The news has come as a surprise for many as the Aravind camp itself has four big stars in its kitty: Ram Charan Tej, Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun and Chiranjeevi.
Mahesh is currently working on Seethama Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Directed by Srikanth Addala and produced by Dil Raju, the multi-starrer film will also feature Venkatesh. His project with director Sukumar is expected to go on floors this month. Reports say Mahesh will soon work with Mani Ratnam in Ponniyin Selvan along with Tamil actor Vijay.
With quite a few big projects in his kitty, it will be a breather for most fans to hear that Mahesh and ace director Rajamouli are working together. Though there has been considerable buzz about them joining hands, we haven’t heard anything concrete.
Rajamouli once tweeted saying he wanted the audience to decide what they wanted from the director and actor. Further, he said, “Do you want to see Mahesh in a cowboy film, a James Bond film or Alluri Seetaramaraju.” It will be quite interesting to see what this duo will finally come up with.
Finally, shall we say Mr Aravind is the real ‘The Businessman’?