Mahesh Babu in 'Srimanthudu'
Mahesh Babu in 'Srimanthudu'Twitter

Sources close to director Koratala Siva have revealed the details of Mahesh Babu's role and his new hairstyle in his upcoming film, which has been tentatively titled "Srimanthudu".

After "Aagadu", "Srimanthudu" is going to be the next biggest outing of Mahesh Babu. The makers of the film have highly guarded its story and the details of his role and look in the film. With the movie creating positive buzz since its announcement, the fans of the Prince are eagerly waiting for disclosure of the details. Sources claim that he will feature in a never-before-seen role with a brand new look.

A source close to the actor said the actor is playing the son of a millionaire, while Jagapathi Babu appears as his father in "Srimanthudu".

"Mahesh plays the son of a millionaire (played by Jagapathi Babu) in the movie. After much deliberation, Mahesh zeroed in on an uber casual look replete with cardigans, jackets, al," The Times of India quoted the source as saying.

The source also confirms that Mahesh Babu will flaunt a brand new hairstyle in "Srimanthudu". "The actor will have a layered bang — something he's trying for the first time. For a few episodes, he'll wear a messy hair-do, and will have a straight cut in some others," the source told TOI.

"Srimanthudu" is a family entertainer and it features Mahesh Babu romancing actress Shruti Haasan for the first time in his career. Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Nadhiya, Amani, Sampath Raj, Brahmanandam and Poorna are also playing important roles in the movie, which has R Madhi's cinematography and Devi Sri Prasad's music.

Naveen, Y Ravi Shankar and CV Mohan have jointly produced "Srimanthudu" under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. The film was shot in Hyderabad, Pune and Tamil Nadu and now the actor is busy shooting for a fight sequence in Pollachi.

The film is expected to be released around May 2015.