For the past couple of days there has been a rumor circulating that director Atlee’s next will be a straight Telugu film. His last three films – Raja Rani, Theri and Mersal were dubbed and released in Telugu and were hits.

Speculations say that he is in talks with Baahubali actor Prabhas. However this seems unlikely as Prabhas is busy with Saaho for the rest of this year. The film is currently in production and will release late next year.

Another assumption is that Atlee may direct Akhil Akkineni. The actor has finally moved past the debacle of his debut with his latest release Hello. Though rumors spread that he might work with top Telugu directors like Koratala Siva or Boyapati, both directors are busy with other projects.

Official confirmation awaited.