Though Sainikudu received a flop talk at the end of the 2006, Maheshbabu recouped from it very early and he is going to attend a shoot by the end of this week. It is well aware that Maheshbabu's brother Rameshbabu is planning a film Atithi on the banner of Sri Krishna Productions directed by Surender Reddy of Athanokkade and Ashok-fame. The shooting is likely to begin formally with the puja and muhurat shot at Padmalaya Studios on January 21.
Earlier it was planned to launch the film in New Delhi. However, there were rumours that the producer could not get certain permissions and hence it was shifted to Mumbai. But according to the latest information, the muhurat would be held in Hyderabad itself. Amritha Rao is playing opposite Maheshbabu in this film in her debut appearance. It is learnt that Surender Reddy prepared an extraordinary script keeping Maheshbabu's image in view. Manisharma, who gave memorable tunes to several Maheshbabu's films would be giving music for this flick.