Parineeti Chopra’s much hyped debut in Tollywood is not happening. The actress has dropped Mahesh Babu – A R Murugadoss as she has signed two Bollywood projects and could not allot dates. The actress has reportedly charged 3.5 crores. To fill the gap, reigning Tollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh has stepped in. She will start shooting from August 11.

Rakul was initially considered to play a role in Brahmotsavam but she could not allot dates as she was busy with NTR’s Nannakku Prematho. Not wanting to miss out on working with Mahesh again, she has now pulled out of Sai Dharam’s project to accommodate dates. Mahesh Babu’s untitled 100 crore project will release in Tamil,Telugu and Hindi. S J Suryah has been roped in to play the antagonist.