UTV Motion Pictures today announced its first production venture into the Southern market in Telugu with Mahesh Babu. The film to be written and directed by Koratala Siva of Mirchi film fame will go on the floors in July 2014 and will be presented in association with Indira Productions.
"We are extremely delighted to commence our journey in the Telugu film industry, which is the second biggest industry in India after Hindi films, with our own production starring Mahesh Babu and director Koratala Siva, a popular writer and director in Telugu with many super hit films to his credit. We believe in the power of great storytelling and have proven the same in the South with our Malayalam & Tamil slate. Now we venture into Telugu cinema with a story which will appeal to all types of audiences and are gearing up to produce the film on the large scale it deserves," said G. Dhananjayan, Chief, South Business - Studios, Disney UTV.
Commenting on the venture, Mahesh Babu says, "I am happy to be a part of UTV's first Telugu Production, which is directed by Koratala Siva and presented in association with Indira Productions. Looking forward to the experience!"
"It is a privilege to write and direct my third film with Disney UTV, that too with the Superstar Mahesh Babu and I am looking forward to commence the pre-production immediately after my current assignment," said writer-director Koratala Siva.
The lead heroine, other artistes and technicians for the film are yet to be finalized.