Hyderabad, October 22 - Former Miss India pageant holder, actress Meenakshi Chaudhary has grabbed the gold and reportedly signed in for Mahesh Babu's film with ace filmmaker Trivikram Srinivas.
The actress, who is winning praise for her debut film Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadu, is said to be roped in to play the second female lead. Pooja Hegde is the leading lady opposite Mahesh Babu in SSMB28. He had earlier starred alongside Mahesh Babu in Maharshi, which was a big hit.
Meenakshi Chaudhary, meanwhile, is currently busy in Ravi Teja's upcoming action crime thriller, Khiladi. She is playing one of the female leads in this Ramesh Varma directorial. The movie is currently under the pre-production stage and will reportedly release in December this year. Chaudhary is also shooting for Hit 2 while her Tamil debut film, Kolai The Film is in the post-production stage.
SSMB28, on the other hand, marks the third collaboration between Mahesh Babu and Trivikram. The blockbuster duo had earlier worked together in Athadu (2005), and Khaleja (2010). SSMB28 will be produced by S. Radha Krishna (Chinababu) under his banner Haarika & Hassine Creations.
Mahesh Babu is currently shooting for Sarkaru Vaari Paata' alongside Keerthy Suresh in Spain. After wrapping up his ongoing film, which is scheduled to release on January 13, 2022, he will begin shooting for Trivikram's film, most probably from December this year.