Mahesh’s Out, Pawan & Balayya In
Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva’s Bharath Ane Nenu was originally scheduled for Sankranthi. However, latest reports indicate that the film is out of Sankranthi race. So, Sankranthi would have Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas untitled film (PK 25) and Balakrishna – KS Ravikumar’s yet-to-be-titled film.
Recently, the shooting of Mahesh and Koratala’s film was cut short in Lucknow after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) denied permission to shoot the film at historic site. Apart from this, the makers apparently want more time to shape it up well and hence it can’t come for January 2018.
With this, there is scope for one or two more films to join the Sankranthi race – considering that three to four films release for Sankranthi. However, one is not sure whether Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam that opted out of Sankranthi would now join back or not. Since there is Babayi’s film coming up, Charan has decided to move on in order to avoid the Box Office clash.