Initially producer Allu Aravind was not interested to cast her in the film. It was director Rajamouli who thought that Kajal is the right choice to be the heroine opposite Ram Charan. He felt that she exactly suits the character as per the story and tried to convince Allu Aravind. But, Aravind was not convinced with this.
To convince him, Rajamouli has taken Kajal’s screen test and showed it to MegaStar Chiranjeevi and Allu Aravind. Chiru too felt that Kajal is the right choice for the role opposite Ram Charan and gave green signal to director Rajamouli. Aravind was forced with Chiru’s decision and accepted Kajal for the lead role. Ultimately director Rajamouli’s confidence on Kajal gave the results. Now Kajal is very happy and feels that it’s a privilege to act with Megastar Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja. This is Kajal’s first film with a big banner and she expects big from this film.