Anil Ravipudi became the most sought-after director after the phenomenal success of F2: Fun and Frustration. Mahesh Babu gave an offer to Anil Ravipudi to prepare a script for him. Anil Ravipudi worked as a dialogue writer for Mahesh Babu starrer Aagadu while preparing script for his debut film as director, Pataas. Anil subsequently worked on Supreme, Raja the great and F2: Fun and Frustration. All these films became career best hits of respective actors and brought more offers for him. According to sources, Anil narrated an action entertainer featuring Mahesh Babu in a cop role which impressed him. The pre-production work is in progress and the team is busy with casting. The latest we hear about the film is that senior actress and politician, Vijayashanti, is approached for a key role.
Vijayashanti left her film career to fulfil her aspirations to serve in politics. She still carries the stardom and following she once had. If she accepts the role, it will be a comeback film for her. We also hear that the makers approached Sai Pallavi for the lead role and as she turned down the offer, it went to Rashmika Mandanna. Meanwhile, Upendra was approached for main antagonist in the film but he declined the offer considering his political commitments. He started a political party, Prajakeeya, with an aim to bring transparency in politics. He is preparing to contest in upcoming elections.
The shooting of the film is likely to start in May this year. Dil Raju and Anil Sunkara are producing the film under Sri Venkateswara Creations and 14 Reels Entertainment banners respectively. Meanwhile, Mahesh Babu fans are eagerly waiting for his upcoming high budget social drama film, Maharshi. There are heavy expectations on the film as it is a content-based film directed by Vami Paidipally. Pooja Hegde is playing the female lead in the film while Allari Naresh is playing a crucial role. It is the only high budget Telugu film to release in this summer season.