Director Krish took over the responsibility of the director for NTR's biopic after Teja's quit. Balakrishna and Krish have worked in the past for the prestigious project Gauthamiputra Satakarni. With the bonding that Krish share with Balayya, it was easy for Krish to convince the actor regarding the current project. After examining the script, Krish went ahead and suggested Balayya Babu that they should include ANR's character in the movie.
Considering the friendship and respect that both used to express for one another, Krish wanted to explore that bonding on the screen. The director felt that it would be an asset to the film. Balakrishna who also have respect for ANR immediately agreed to Krish's idea. A Bollywood actor might be playing ANR's role in the movie.
Young hero Sharwanand is in consideration to play NTR in his younger days.