Telugu matinee idol Mahesh Babu is going into the multiplex-theatre business. According to sources very close to Mahesh Babu, the cineplex in Hyderabad, which will be a part of the biggest mall in Asia, is being constructed in partnership with Asian Cinemas, one of the primary multiplex chains in Andhra Pradesh. The cineplex named AMB, an acronym for Asian Cinemas and Mahesh Babu, is most likely to be inaugurated in December. And the opening film will be Shankar’s sci-fi spectacle 2.0.
The swanky AMB multiplex was to open in November. However, it was stopped at the last minute due to red-tapism. “There are jealous elements trying to delay the project. That’s why the opening was pushed to December,” says the source close to the actor. The posh AMB Cineplex is looking at a ‘premium placement’ among movie theatres in Hyderabad. “Mahesh Babu’s fans should feel they are in for a special treat when they come to AMB,” source adds. For the opening film 2.0, Mahesh will personally invite Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar to the theatre.