'Thene Manasulu' was the first movie of Super Star Krishna as the hero, that was released in the year, 1965. Krishna acted as Physical Education Teacher in that movie. The romantic scenes between Krishna and heroine Sukanya were the highlights of the movie. Sukanya's sings a teasing song on Krishna as, "ONE..TWO..THREE..FOUR...MAASTAAROO...DRILL MAASTAAROO...UDYOGAM ISTHAANU CHESTHAARAA.." in the movie. Krishna's role in the movie and the above song were popular those days.
As per the gossip mongers, Mahesh Babu's role in director Sukumar's project is a PET( Physical Educational Trainer). If these gossips are to be believed, obviously, there would be a comparison between Krishna's 'Thene Manasulu' character and Mahesh's PET character in Sukumar movie. We have to wait for more details of this interesting project.