Top actress Nayanthara, who acted with Balakrishna in ‘Simha’ and ‘Sri Ramarajyam’, was approached first to play Balakrishna’s queen, but Nayanthara rejected the film citing date issues. Nayan is already busy with a handful of films, and she had no interest to allot bulk dates for Balayya.
Kajal Aggarwal and Anjali were also approached after Nayanthara rejected the film. However, both the ladies refused to romance Balakrishna for an unknown reason.
Goa beauty Ileana, who has been waiting for a long time to make a perfect comeback to the south, was also approached to play the queen opposite Balakrishna, but she has also turned down the project. Ileana was looking to make her comeback with a more glamorous role.