Allu Aravind has been in talks with Mahesh Babu for quite some time to bankroll a project for him. Prior to Sukumar-Allu Arjun’s announcement, news surfaced that Allu Aravind met Namrata Shirodkar to bankroll Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film with Anil Ravipuri. “Allu Aravind has been intent on producing a film with Mahesh Babu and has been discussing it for a while now. Now, he has suggested that he wants to produce the movie with Anil Ravipudi and Mahesh Babu,” says a source.
However, to the much dismay of Allu Aravind, the deal was already locked by Anil Sunkara and Dil Raju who would be bankrolling Mahesh-Anil Ravipudi’s film. But this hasn’t deterred Geetha Arts banner producer and is keen to produce Mahesh’s future projects. It is learnt that Namrata has informed him that Mahesh would be available after he completed Anil Ravipudi’s film.