Ace director AR Murugadoss is working with the ‘Prince of Tollywood’ for the first time in his upcoming film ‘SPYder’ and it looks like Murugadoss has already turned from director to an ardent fan of Mahesh Babu. The SPYder director just can’t stop gushing about Mahesh Babu. He told media that no one could have essayed the role of the spy better as he was the perfect choice for this role.

He added that Mahesh Babu’s looks also were a major advantage. The Kaththi director added that he was the only choice for him when it came to casting for this film. In fact, he went on to say that Mahesh Babu was a director’s actor so much so that he was now a big fan of his.

SPYder is slated for release on September 28 for Dussehra. Mahesh Babu will be seen in the role of an intelligence bureau officer in the film with Rakul Preet Singh as his love interest. Tamil actor and director SJ Suryah is the antagonist in the movie. Music director Harris Jayaraj is the music composer of this flick.

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The Ghajini filmmaker had repeatedly expressed his desire to work with the megastar. The desire arose after Murugadoss watched Mahesh Babu in Pokiri in 2006. As luck would have it, Murugadoss and Mahesh Babu met the same year while shooting for Stalin and expressed his interest in working with the superstar. After a decade long wait, the duo collaborated for SPYder.

“The wait has been worth it. There couldn’t have a better film than Spyder to mark our maiden collaboration. Over the years, whenever we discussed the possibility of joining hands, we didn’t want to do a film for the sake of it. Both of us were very clear about it. We are glad things finally fell in place for Spyder,” said Murugadoss.