In recent times, there were several speculations doing rounds on director Anil Ravipudi's upcoming films. Reports have it that Anil was in talks to direct Balakrishna, a sequel to Raja The Great and also a film with Superstar Mahesh Babu. However, there was no official clarification on any of the projects. Meanwhile, the latest buzz is that Anil also has plans to do a female-oriented film with Queen Bee Samantha Akkineni. Reports also have it that Anil recently narrated the storyline to Samantha, and she is very impressed with it. Meanwhile, Samantha is playing the lead role in Gunasekhar's Shaakuntalam, and will also be seen in the much-awaited The Family Man season 2.