The sudden and surprising decision of filmmaker Sukumar to choose Stylish Star Allu Arjun, by sidelining Superstar Mahesh Babu, for his next has become 'talk of the town'. Since he switched sides in the last minute, the issue has blown out of the proportion.
A director may develop his subject keeping an actor in his mind, but sometimes that story will go on to another hero due to various reasons and it's not an uncommon thing in the film industry. But, Mahesh-Sukumar's case seems a bit different. Sukumar, who was in the final discussions with Mahesh, took a sudden U-turn in the last minute and opted Allu Arjun. An official announcement about their collaboration also has come out. Respecting the director's decision, Mahesh Babu also tweeted his wishes to Sukumar's new film.
But, the industry talk is that Mahesh Babu was severely upset with Sukumar. Because the actor was not really aware that the director has finalized his next with another hero until Bunny tweeted about it. Though it was a kind of serious blow to the Superstar, he behaved very gentle and posted his good wishes to the director. But, the real reason behind Sukumar switching sides is not yet known and it has become a talking point in the industry.