Hyderabad, Mar 06: It is confirmed that Mahesh Babu's next will be directed by Anil Ravipudi as the former officially called off Sukumar's project yesterday.
Anil Ravipudi who has scored a big hit with 'F2' is entering the big league with Superstar's film. The film is likely to be produced by Anil Sunkara and Dil Raju.
Anil Ravipudi has given a budget estimate of Rs. 50 crore for the making of the movie excluding Mahesh's remuneration. This amount will be recovered through digital, satellite and Hindi dubbing rights.
Theatrical business will be around Rs. 100 crore given the crazy combination. Mahesh will get fifty percent of the theatrical business as his remuneration and the rest will be shared between the producers.
Therefore, Mahesh would be receiving a pay check of nearly Rs. 50 crore for this film. It is going to be a new record remuneration for any Telugu hero.
Chiranjeevi is reportedly paid Rs. 30 crore for Sye Raa a period drama that is taking very long time to hit the finish line. But Anil Ravipudi's film will be complete within six months and Mahesh gets a whopping Rs. 50 crore for his work!