The shooting of the much anticipated Dhookudu starring Mahesh Babu and directed by Srinu Vytla will begin on the 25th of September. The first schedule will be held in the picturesque locations of Ladakh and Manali. The producers have planned two big schedules to finish major talkie portions by December end, with the plan to bring out the movie as a Sankranthi gift. Samantha acts the heroine while music is given by SS Taman. Kona Venkat pens dialogues while Gopi Mohan provides script.