EXCLUSIVE: SS Rajamouli and Mahesh Babu to hunt the box office with a Mega Budget Jungle Adventure film
The dream combo of Mahesh Babu with SS Rajamouli is happening. Here's all that you need to know about this Pan Indian tale set in the jungles of Africa.
In May 2020, SS Rajamouli in an interview confirmed that his next directorial after RRR will feature Mahesh Babu in the lead, however, at that point of time, refused to divulge into details. Ever since then, there have been speculations about the film, as also it’s shooting schedule, since there has been no official communication from the makers about the project. Pinkvilla has learnt that the much-awaited collaboration is set to be in a space that neither Mahesh nor Rajamouli have explored before. The script is written by K.V Vijayendra Prasad.
“After directing back-to-back period drama’s, SS Rajamouli and his father, K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, are set to explore an altogether new world with the Mahesh Babu film. It’s a jungle-based adventure, essentially an African forest action adventure, with visuals that have not been seen in Indian cinema. While the story will be set in a world of forests, it will be packed with lot of action, thrills and drama. Even Mahesh is excited to foray into this high on VFX film,” revealed a source close to the development.
While no shooting timelines are in place as yet, the earliest it can go on the floors towards the end of 2022. A call on shooting schedule will be taken once the script is completely locked
Vijayendra Prasad, the writer of Magadheera, Bahubali franchise and Bajrangi Bhaijaan is currently working towards developing the script. “Rajamouli and his father worked on this idea through the lockdown, and the director will now get into the space of writing the action adventure again on wrapping up the work on RRR. While no shooting timelines are in place as yet, the earliest it can go on the floors towards the end of 2022. A call on shooting schedule will be taken once the script is completely locked,” the source added. The yet untitled saga is expected to be on the lines of Hollywood action adventures like Indiana Jones and Jumanji Franchise. “It’s a subject that hasn’t been explored in Indian cinema much, which is the reason why the trio is planning to bring it to the spectacle for the Pan-Indian audience in multiple languages.The subject has tremendous potential at the box-office. The first step is to lock the script and then move onto virtually creating the world of jungles,” the source signed off.
Yes, I am trying to explore the African Forest Adventure space. It’s not yet finalized, but I am trying to crack this space (for Mahesh Babu)
KV Vijayendra Prasad
Pinkvilla reached out to writer, KV Vijayendra Prasad, who confirmed the news saying, “It’s too early to talk about it right now, but yes, I am trying to explore the African Forest Adventure space (for Mahesh Babu film). It’s not yet finalized, but I am trying to crack this space at the moment. The timelines of shoot are not fixed as of now, but the film is happening next.”
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