In fact, Krish wanted to offer the female lead role in the film for Anushka, but somehow Shriya was roped in after Anushka showing no interest. But Anushka has given her nod to act in Raghavendra Rao and Nagarjuna’s next film in a role of a female monk. Krish, who learnt this news, was disappointed that Anushka has given his film a second priority.
Anushka has got a good name for her performance in the film Vedam where she played the role Saroja. The actress has become a good friend of the director Krish since then. There are latest reports in the Film nagar that Krish is planning to rope in Anushka Shetty for his upcoming film Gautamiputra Satakarni, which is tipped to be a period drama starring Balakrishna Nandamuri in the lead role. But sources close to Anushka reveal that the actress did not evince any sort of interest in this film which is a disappointment for the director.