Ahead of the release of Maharshi, IT officials raided the offices and houses of Dil Raju, the producer of this Mahesh Babu-starrer. According to various reports in media, the raids were conducted at the same time at the offices of Dil Raju. Speculations are being made that these raids were conducted after it was revealed that the pre-release business of Maharshi was approximately Rs 150 crore which includes the digital and satellite rights of the film. Reports reveal that the IT officials are yet to give out their report but it is expected that producers would not face any legal hassles. Maharshi is produced jointly by Dil Raju, Aswini Dutt and PVP Pictures. More information about the raids are yet to be revealed by the makers.
Maharshi stars Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde in lead roles while Allari Naresh will be seen in a crucial role. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, Maharshi is about a rich billionaire who returns to his roots in India to face numerous challenges. Speaking about the film, Mahesh Babu recently said, "It's a film that has so much to offer. It has a very powerful social message that is well-laced with other commercial elements. I say it's a film unlike anything I've done so far because audiences can easily relate to my character Rishi. The journey of my character will be both interesting and inspiring."
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Mahesh also revealed why director Vamshi Paidipally waited for three years for him to do Maharshi. "After I heard the narration, I was convinced I should do the film. It's not about a rich guy returning from the US and giving back to the society. It's like a semi biopic of a character called Rishi, who grows up in a middle class family, makes big bucks and becomes a business tycoon and eventually returns to his roots."
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