Mahesh Babu who got introduced to K. Raghavendra Rao’s Rajakumarudu has to wait a long time to prove his mettle as a star hero. Despite the massive success of Murari, the most awaited stardom is still far away until Okkadu happened.
In fact, Mahesh Babu wasn’t the initial choice for the hero’s role and Prabhas was the first choice, however, he rejected it due to busy schedules and Mahesh Babu was later roped in. The title was Athade Aame Sainya, but it was later changed as the title was already registered. Released in 2003 for Sankranthi, the movie was a sensational hit and made Mahesh Babu a superstar overnight.
On the work front, Mahesh Babu will be soon joining Trivikram for an untitled movie followed by SS Rajamouli’s Pan India movie which will be released mostly in 2024 or 2025.