Why Mahesh Babu Refused to Do Skanda: The Inside Scoop

Boyapati Srinu’s movies are known for their high-octane action and heroic elevations. His movies with Balakrishna were huge blockbusters. But his movies with Ram Charan, NTR and Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas did not impress the audience much. Now he is making Skanda with energetic star Ram Pothineni.

However, there are rumours in the Tollywood film industry that Boyapati Srinu originally wrote the story of this movie for a Tollywood star hero. Let’s find out who that hero is.

Boyapati Srinu had envisioned the story of Skanda for Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu. He wrote the story keeping Mahesh Babu in mind. But when he narrated the story to Mahesh Babu, he turned it down. There is a gossip in the Tollywood film circles that Mahesh Babu politely declined the story of this film. It is not clear how true this is, but netizens are wondering how Skanda would have looked like if Mahesh Babu had done it.

Meanwhile, the movie Skanda will release on September 15 on a pan-India level in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam languages on the occasion of Vinayaka Chavithi festival. Ram Pothineni is paired with Sreeleela as the heroine. Sai Manjrekar also plays another role. Srikanth, Indraja, Gautami and Prince Cecil are playing key roles. The film is produced by Srinivasaa Chitturi with a huge budget and Thaman has composed the music. It is known that Balakrishna recently attended the pre-release event of Skanda as the chief guest.