Mahesh Babu is looking at young directors as he understood going for big brand image directors won't help him anymore. He wants to do different fIlms while they have box office appeal too.
So, he is looking at new talents who are able to get the box office attention and also come up with their own films.
As seniors are going out of form except for likes of Trivikram Srinivas, Sukumar, the need for good directors is huge and Anil Ravipudi with F2 made a big claim to the top position among next generation.
He is the only director to have 4 back to back hits and 4th one is his biggest grosser. So, producers are looking to lock the combination of Mahesh and Anil Ravipudi.
Whenever the movie might go on sets, they think Anil knows how to cook a grand meal for Mahesh's fans for sure!