Trying luck is something that actors have been doing in Bollywood all the time and the same goes for the South Indian actors as well who feel that they need some kind of exposure of Bollywood to get into bigger movies and eventually steal the limelight that they receive down south. Mahesh Babu might have made a name for himself in Telugu film industry and he is currently the number one actor in Andhra Pradesh but that does not make any difference to audiences that watch regular Hindi movies.
Finally after years of struggle and hard work, Mahesh Babu has got an opportunity to work in Bollywood film and that too because of his wife, Namrata Shirodkar. Puri Jagannadh who recently directed Amitabh’s Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is now directing another Hindi movie called The Businessman and he has decided that he will take Mahesh Babu in the lead role. This will be for the first time that Mahesh Babu will be seen in Hindi movie and hopefully the movie will be ready to release on January 14.
As per the information received from Puri Jagannadh the movie has been in the waiting for many months now and therefore the movie is being completed in rush. He also said that he was going to cast Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role but Abhishek had problems with providing enough time because he has other movies to handle at the same time. Hence, Puri Jagannadh decided that he would take someone who can provide dedicated time and complete the shooting in less days. The same movie has been made in Telugu by Puri Jagannadh and therefore he felt that it was better to take Mahesh Babu in the Hindi version as well as it will be convenient for the director and the actor to understand the subject matter and the character he is playing.