The formal shoot of The Businessman, starring Mahesh Babu in the combination of Puri Jagannath, commenced in Hyderabad, with a pooja.
After Pokiri the duo is coming together again.
The flick will be made on R R Movie Makers with Venkat producing it.
Mahesh Babu said: "When Jagan narrated the script, I have no other option but to say an instant yes. I have no doubts that the film will reach the expectations of all, and will be yet another industry record."
Puri Jagan said: "I feel happy to be doing a film with Mahesh after Pokiri. Everybody says that I give top priority to the characterization of the hero in my films. I can say that the hero of The Businessman is my favorite one."
Producer Venkat said: "Mahesh will appear in the film just as the audience would like him to see. We will be releasing the film on January 12 as Shankranti gift."
Shyam K Naidu handles the camera, while music is by Taman.