After being unsuccessful in trying to rope in Sai Dharam Tej for his next movie, director and writer Gopichand Malineni booked Bellamkonda Srinivas for the same film after making some minor changes to the storyline.
It may be recalled that Gopichand had made ‘Winner’ with Sai Dharam Tej. The film was not a success and it also disappointed the actor’s fans. With a view to make a success of his next movie with Sai Dharam Tej, Gopichand prepared a new story and approached the actor. Producers were also ready to back the new film. But, Tej, who was already reeling under back to back failures, did not show much interest in the latest Gopichand story.
With this, Gopichand made some changes in the story and made Bellamkonda Srinivas to accept the project. Bellamkonda assured to do the film only after his under-production movie was completed.