The director is Raghava Loki, whose has directed Shivaraj Kumar in Sathya in Love. Speaking to the media, Loki said that it is easy to polish a newcomer and Gururaj is a fast learner. Gururaj, who has attended an acting school in Mumbai, feels that the training he had received from the acting school is very helpful to him.
The heroine of Gilli is Rakul Preethi. She is doing the challenging role originally played by the beautiful Sonia Agarwal.