Director N Shankar is going to direct Balakrishna. Surprised? Yes. The grapevine has it that the director would definitely get the actor’s dates. The director has been making rounds to Balakrishna for the last two to three years but couldn’t succeed. As Balakrishna won the best actor award for his fiery performance in Simha, the Tollywood is agog with the rumours that the director’s next film would be with Balakrishna, as the director happens to be the selection committee chairman for Nandi awards which have just been declared.