SSMB28 Update: Has the Mahesh Babu-Trivikram Srinivas collaboration been put on the backburner?

SSMB28 Update: Has the Mahesh Babu-Trivikram Srinivas collaboration been put on the backburner?

Producer Naga Vamsi has tweeted that the film is on schedule and will release during Sankranthi 2024

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 04:48 PM IST
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Fans of Telugu cinema have been chuffed about superstar Mahesh Babu and filmmaker Trivikram Srinivas coming together on a project after more than a decade. Currently titled 'SSMB28', the anticipation and the excitement are sky-high.

But, recent reports suggested that the film might have been shelved, owing to creative differences between the actor and the filmmaker. While some suggest that Babu was not content with the story and requested revisions, others report that he sought a change in the stuntment hired for the film's action sequences. Due to this change, the initial action portions that were shot had to be omitted, causing an additional cost to the producers. Another report suggests that when the first schedule of the film commenced with actress Sreeleela, Babu requested a re-shoot. The latest being the ongoing creative differences between the actor and the director.

Taking to social media, producer Naga Vamsi had a befitting response to shut up all the naysayers, who are spreading the madman rumours. In a tweet addressed to the media, he said, "If these gossip mongers can take a hike or make movies like they spread rumours, Industry can benefit. We want #SSMB28 to be a sure-shot Blockbuster and YOU TAKE OUR WORD ON IT. It would be better to let us work at our pace in peace. Remember it is Jan 2024 release film! Fans, you loved FL, Just wait and watch on May 31st, what we are upto. THERE IS NO POETRY IN THIS STATEMENT."

WHAT IS SSMB28?

Marking their third collaboration together after ‘Athadu’ and ‘Khaleja’, Babu and Srinivas are teaming up for what fans are already hailing as a hat-trick. With Pooja Hegde in the lead, the film will feature music by S. Thaman. According to a Pinkvilla report, Babu is likely to announce the title of the film on May 31st, 2023, on the ocassion of his father, actor Krishna's birth anniversary.

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