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Mahesh Babu not doing cameo in Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express

Mumbai, June 2 (): Mahesh Babu will not be doing a cameo in Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming film, Chennai Express.

Directed by Rohit Shetty, Chennai Express stars Deepika Padukone opposite Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan and the film will also feature South actors like Satyaraj, Manorama, Mohan Ram and Priyamani in special appearances.

Recently, rumours in the film industry said Tollywood star Mahesh Babu was roped in to do a guest role in this movie. Such rumours started when Babu attended a party that was hosted for SRK in Hyderabad.

When both SRK and Mahesh Babu were seen together, many assumed that the South superstar must have agreed to be a part of the film and would do a cameo in “Chennai Express”, like megastar Rajnikanth did in SRK’s “Ra.One”. But now it is learnt that there is no truth to these stories.

The rumour became very strong as “Chennai Express” has other south stars like Satyaraj, Manorama and Priya Mani doing prominent roles. Priyamani has done an item number in the film along with Shahrukh Khan. But a source close to the film rubbished the reports of Mahesh Babu’s special appearance, terming them as “baseless”.

“Chennai Express” is slated to hit the screens on 8 August. This will be Deepika’s second film with Shahrukh after 2007 film “Om Shanti Om”.

Akshay Kumar starrer “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2″ (OUATIM 2) is also releasing on August 8 along with Chennai Express. Directed by Milan Luthria, “OUATIM 2″ also stars Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles.

The trailer of “OUATIM 2″ was launched on Wednesday, but the trailer of “Chennai Express” is yet to release. Earlier, it was said that the trailer of “Chennai Express” would be released during the final match of Indian Premier League (IPL), which was held in Kolkata’s Eden Garden Stadium. But, the trailer was not launched during the event.