Telugu Super Star Mahesh Babu is celebrating his birthday today (August 9) and marking the special occasion, the core technical team and the female lead of his next film has been officially announced. Mahesh Babu will be teaming up with blockbuster director Trivikram Srinivas for his next film and the film is tentatively called SSMB 28. Ever since the project was officially announced, the fans have pinned high hopes on the film as it marks the third collaboration of Mahesh Babu and director Trivikram after Athadu and Khaleja. Earlier today, the makers released a new promo video in which the female lead and technical crew of the film was officially revealed.

The young and sexy Pooja Hegde will be playing the female lead in this film and this will be her second outing with Mahesh Babu after Maharshi. Pooja Hegde is currently acting in Thalapathy Vijay's Beast and she has now bagged one more exciting biggie. Current musical sensation Thaman has been signed onboard to compose music for the film, while R Madhie will be handling the cinematography. National award winning editor Navin Nooli will be taking care of the edit while AS Prakash has been roped in to head the art direction department.

SSMB 28 will be produced by S Radha Krishna under the banner of Haarika & Hassine Creations. Director Trivikram's last film was Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo which turned out to be a sensational blockbuster hit at the box office and he will be looking to maintaining the success streak with SSMB 28 as well. Mahesh Babu is currently shooting for his next, Sarkaru Vaari Paata which is directed by Parasuram Petla of Geetha Govindam fame.

Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the film features Keerthy Suresh as the female lead and has music composed by S Thaman. Sarkaru Vaari Paata is scheduled to release in theatres on January 13, 2022 for the festive occasion of Sankranti. For now, check out the latest official announcement on SSMB 28, here: