After the success of Pellichoopulu, the lead actress, Ritu Varma, was flooded with offers and she had immediately signed a film opposite actor Adivi Sesh. Producer Abhishek Nama had also officially announced that she was signed for the film. However, the actress has now backed out of the project to work with director Sudheer Varma, in a film where she will star opposite Nikhil Siddhartha. “I am producing both these films and Ritu wanted to work on Sudhir Varma’s project, so we shifted her to this one,” says Abhishek.
While one source said that Ritu didn’t want to act opposite Adivi Sesh because she didn’t like the climax of the story, another source close to the project said that she opted out of it for a different reason. “Ritu signed the film only after she heard the story first. But once she found out that Sudheer Varma and Nikhil’s project was working out earlier, she decided to shift,” says the source. Sources feel that the actress’ new-found fame is the reason behind her attitude.