Mahesh Babu has started work for his next Telugu project with filmmaker Trivikram. Hi wife, Namrata Shirodkar shared his new look from the film which showed him with long hair and a stubble. The film also has Pooja Hegde in the lead. However, fans wasted no time in likening Mahesh’s look from the film to Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves’ Jon Wick look. Some even went on to say that it would be a crossover to look forward to while some wished Mahesh to do a John-Wick style action film.
Namrata unveiled Mahesh’s new look from the film and thanked hairstylist Aalim Hakim. In her caption she wrote, “Work mode on. Toooooo cooool Aalim Hakim.” Several fans compared Mahesh’s look with Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. One fan wrote, “Keanu Reeves? Just kidding ei look tho John wick type of action movie padthe super untadhi (It’ll be fun if an action film like John Wick can happen in this look).” Another fan simply posted a picture of Mahesh alongside Keanu Reeves. In August, when Namrata had shared another picture of Mahesh in the same look, fans had described Mahesh as the John Wick of India. Some had even shared fan posters of Mahesh as John Wick.
The yet-untitled film is being tentatively referred to as #SSMB28. The film is being produced by S Radhakrishna (China Babu) under the production house Haarika & Hassine Creations. This is the third film where Mahesh and Trivikram are working together. Trivikram has penned a story on a subject that's never been presented on screen before for this film. Mahesh Babu, sources say, will appear in a never-before-seen character in the film.
Producer Naga Vamsi tweeted about the film. He said, "The filming of an epic action entertainer begins today! The blockbuster combo of Superstar Mahesh Babu and Trivikram garu on sets after 12 years! Superstar in a massy rugged avatar. Await more surprises coming your way, soon."
The filming of an Epic Action Entertainer Begins today!
SUPERSTAR in a massy rugged avatar
— Naga Vamsi (@vamsi84) September 12, 2022
A working still shows Mahesh and Trivikram Srinivas having a serious discussion about their next shot on the sets. #SSMB28 will be edited by national award-winning technician Navin Nooli, while the team also comprises art director AS Prakash, national award-winning music director S Thaman and cinematographer PS Vinod. The film will hit the theatres across the globe on April 28, 2023.