In spite of being a superstar in Tollywood, Mahesh Babu has been commendably having a huge fan following base out here in Tamil Nadu. This is because, he was born and brought up here in Chennai and that’s the reason, there is always good reception for his movies out here. The actor is all set to make his first ever direct debut in Tamil cinema through the tentatively titled Mahesh 23, which is directed by AR Murugadoss. The film is simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu with Rakul Preet Singh playing the female lead role and SJ Suryah appearing in a negative character. It was initially planned that the film would be made simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu followed by its release on the same date. With the first look poster to be unveiled by this evening, there comes a surprise that the makers are planning to dub the film in Malayalam as well, which would be along with these two versions. Harris Jayaraj is composing music for this film and cinematography is handled by Santhosh Sivan. Much alike the usual AR Murugadoss movies, even this one would be based on a serious social issue.