Director to go back and become AD?

Usually, it’s a norm in industry to graduate from an AD to Director. A number of aspirants come to the industry and work as an assistant to a director to learn the crafts of filmmaking. Once they believe they have got the hands-on experience, they look to move up the league.

However, looks like there is going to be a reversal with the upcoming Super Star Mahesh Babu and Trivikram film. Buzz is that director Venky Kudumala will be assisting Trivikram on this film. Venu has already directed Chalo and Bheeshma and was looking to direct a star hero next. However, producer Radhakrishna who earlier backed Venky’s Bheeshma requested him to pitch in with support for Trivikram.

Recently, Trivikram lost his go-to man Satyam. Satyam was a senior co-director for Trivikram and helped him with creative inputs and visualizations. His sudden passing away has left a huge void. In this situation, Venky coming in can help the maverick director in a big way. With Venky’s next film taking time to get launched, it’s being reported that he felt it will be a great experience.

Coming to SSMB 28, Trivikram had earlier narrated the script to Superstar who has okayed it. Pooja Hegde will star opposite Mahesh Babu yet again after Maharshi in this film. The shoot of this film is likely to start from August or September and the team is aiming for 2022 Summer release. The title of this film will be revealed on 31st May on the eve of Super Star Krishna Birthday.