The gossip of Mahesh Babu’s new movie in direction of Vikram Kumar of ‘Manam’ fame can be trashed for sure. Although Mahesh Babu spoke personally with Nagarjuna congratulating on the success of film and asked on what kind of hurdles did they face in implementing this project, their core point was on analyzing the abilities of director Vikram who made this project as a special one in Tollywood. Yes, Mahesh loves to act in new kind of scripts and stories but Vikram is not in his nearby next list.
Such kind of rumors joining Mahesh’s name with Rajamouli, Mani Ratnam, Lingu Swamy, Murugadoss, Puri Jagannath etc have in fact never took off. It’s the high excitement from media’s end formulated this combination. Currently, Mahesh has his diary full for next one to two years which makes Vikram’s name hard to get added into the list. So, the focus for now is entirely on 'Aagadu' and nothing more.