Akshay and Sonakshi have also shot for Shirish Kunder's Joker. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is co-producing the film with designer Shabina Khan. Rowdy Rathore will mark as the second directorial venture of choreographer turned actor-director, Prabhu Deva.
Earlier, Prabhu had directed Salman Khan's blockbuster film Wanted, which was also a remake of his Tamil direction Pokiri. Reportedly, Rowdy Rathore will be an official remake of Vikramarkudu, which was originally directed by S S Rajamouli and starred Ravi Teja and Anushka Shetty.