The Businessman: Mahesh Babu replaces Abhishek

Bollywood hero Abhishek Bachchan had given nod to play the hero in the Hindi version of director Puri Jagannath’s upcoming film The Businessman, which is also made in Telugu with Mahesh Babu in the lead.

But according to sources, Abhishek Bachchan has walked out of the film, citing date issues. Sources close to the director have revealed that Mahesh Babu will star in the Hindi version too, thus making his Bollywood debut.

The Hindi version of the film will be shot after the completion of the Telugu version. The Businessman will hit the screens in January 2012.

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