Mahesh Babu's "Bharath Ane Nenu" is not competing with Pawan Kalyan's 25th film coming Sankranthi, but the film is likely to face competition from other biggies. Bharath Ane Nenu has been pushed to summer.
As per industry buzz, Mahesh Babu's political thriller is likely to be released in the third week of April in a big way. If it really locks a release date in the third week of April, the film will have to compete with Prabhas's "Saaho" and Allu Arjun's "Naa Peru Surya", both of which are releasing in April.
The official release date for "Saaho" has not been decided yet, but the industry observers say it may hit the screens in early April. On the other hand, the makers of Allu Arjun's "Naa Peru Surya" have already announced April 27, 2018, as its release date.
So, the summer of 2018 is going to witness a huge battle between Prabhas, Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun. However, the makers may plan a two-week gap between each release to avoid direct clash in the best interests of Tollywood.