Mahesh Babu is currently busy with Sarkaru Vaari Paati, which is nearing the completion of the shoot. The idea is to complete Sarkaru Vaari Paata's shoot by the end of this October and then take SSMB28, a Trivikram directorial onto the floors. In all likelihood, SSMB28 will be hitting the floors by the end of this November. He has asked the makers of SSMB28 to plan the opening schedule already. Also, Mahesh has made it clear to Trivikram that he wants to wrap up the project by next summer. If things fall into place, Mahesh will be wrapping up SSMB28 by next April or May. He intends to take Rajamouli's project onto the floors by the latter half of 2022.
Rajamouli has already asked Vijayendra Prasad to come up with a comprehensive first draft and the latter is working on the same now. Rajamouli had already narrated a couple of ideas to Mahesh and the actor has asked more from the ace filmmaker. Rajamouli and Vijayendra Prasad are intending to prepare the script at the earliest so that they can take the project onto the floors by mid-2022.
Coming to the topic, Mahesh Babu has apparently asked for some clarity from Rajamouli regarding the shooting schedules for their collaborative project. Mahesh wants to get a clear idea of when the shoot will commence and when it is likely to be wrapped. The handsome actor is ready to allot 18-20 months for the project, but anything more than that, he might feel a tad uncomfortable. Allotting 2-3 years for Rajamouli's project is not in the best interests of Mahesh Babu. Rajamouli is yet to make any promises in this regard. The final call will be taken based on the canvas of the project and the specifications of the script.
Either way, Mahesh wants clarity from Rajamouli in regard to the shooting schedule. He will be allotting his dates to the project accordingly. This highly exciting project is expected to be announced very soon. It will be mounted on a massive scale. It is likely to be Mahesh Babu's maiden pan-India project.