In October, there were reports that after the hit film "Baahubali - The New Beginning", SS Rajamouli will direct another magnum opus with Mohanlal and Jr NTR in the main roles. The rumoured Rs 1,000 crore project was tentatively titled "Garuda" and was said to be based on the epic Mahabharata.

However, latest reports suggest that the popular filmmaker has slammed the rumours surrounding the film and claimed that he is currently busy with the shooting of his blockbuster Prabhas starrer --"Baahubali - The Conclusion"

The director reportedly addressed the media while he was in Kovalam for a wedding function. Rajamouli also admitted that he is a Mohanlal fan and will be directing the superstar some time later.

Meanwhile, Mohanlal's Telugu-Malayalam bilingual film, directed by Chandrasekhar Yeleti has been titled "Manamantha" and is said to commence its shooting in the first week of December.

Produced by Sai Korrapati under the banner of Varahi Chalana Chitra Productions, "Manamantha" also has Gautami Tadimalla, S P Balasubramaiam, Naresh, Urvasi and Nedumudi Venu in pivotal roles.

Reportedly, Mohanlal will also be part of Junior NTR-Koratala Siva's Telugu film "Janatha Garage", in which he will be seen as the young superstar's father.

Mohanlal has previously appeared in a cameo role for the song "Goruvanka Vaalagane" in 1994 Telugu blockbuster film "Gandeevam", which had Nandamuri Balakrishna and Akkineni Nageswara Rao in main roles.