Producer Ashwini Dutt has been one of the big producers of Telugu Film Industry. But series of flops and Shakti, a disaster, made him get into TV and alternative media businesses.
Vyjayanthi Movies suddenly stopped talking about scripts and produced more TV shows and ran a channel called, Local TV. Finally, he is back with Mahanati. He presented the film while his daughters produced it.
He gave an interview and talked about the reason behind delay. He said, "After Shakti, I lost lot of money and decided to take a break and come back with better films. I approached Mahesh for a film after few years, he accepted but the story has become an issue.
We had to sit with many directors and story writers to get it right. Until, we could bring that movie to sets, I wanted to wait and once, it is finalised, we are talking up other movies. Soon, we will make a movie with Tarak aka Jr. NTR.
Mahesh wanted the script to be good and he is a quality conscious hero. Hence, he is the one who made me collaborate with Dil Raju for Mahesh25 and happy about it. The movie will be a complete family entertainer."