Telugu actor Mahesh Babu is the most sought-after hero for many big-time directors and currently, he is going with Krish or Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi’s forthcoming film “Shivam”, making his debut in Tamil. Looking for a heroine with beautiful eyes and expression, Krish has zeroed in on “Dabangg” heroine and Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi Sinha for the film tentatively titled “Shivam”.
Sonakshi too has confirmed in a tweet that she is making her south debut only after going through the script for over two hours. Sonakshi Sinha has to her credit four Bollywood hits in a row making 100-crore each at the box-office — Dabangg, Dabangg 2, Rowdy Rathorer and Son of Sardar.
Sonakshi is playing Meenakshi in the film, which is slated to go into shooting this year. “Lots of support from the south for my Telugu debut – thanks guys! Really looking forward to it. Feels like ‘Dabangg’ deja vu – debut with superstar, script I couldn’t refuse, capable and intelligent director,” Sonakshi said in her tweet.
Initially Mahesh Babu was reluctant to confirm his dates. ‘I don’t know when it will begin because we haven’t taken a decision yet on this project,” he said in December.
Now that Sonakshi is roped in, Mahesh Babu’s dates may come through for Krish. Set in the 1950′s social set up, the movie will be made both in Tamil and Telugu. Unlike in the past when Mahesh Babu’s films were dubbed into Tamil, this time it would be the first release in Tamil directly for him.
Educated in Chennai, Mahesh Babu is proficient in Tamil and he should have it easy with the film in both the languages. Meanwhile, Sonakshi is preparing to sing a song too in the film and it is not known whether it would be in Telugu or in both the languages.
To be produced by Ashwini Dutt, the formal announcement of the film ”Shivam” will be made soon. Otherwise, Mahesh Babu and his wife Namrata shirodkar will be celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 10.
After the huge success of “Magadheera” (Telugu) and Makki (Hindi), director S.S.Rajamouli is now able to enrol Mahesh Babu in his forthcoming project. Mahesh Babu’s other forthcoming projects are with directors like Sukumar, Krish, Srinu Vaitla, Vamsi and Puri Jagannadh.