Before the Bijapur schedule began, the unit had shot for fifteen days in Gokak and other nearby places. Rebel Star Ambareesh, Sudeep, the film's female lead Aindrita Ray, Sharan and Vijayalakshmi Singh participated in some key sequences of the film. According to sources, it was a treat to watch many scenes that starred both Ambareesh and Sudeep and had some brilliant dialogues.
After the shoot, S.Narayan has now returned to Bangalore. According to Narayan, Ambareesh was very punctual and reported to the sets by 8 in the morning. Normally, S.Narayan takes the first shot of the film at 7am. in the morning. He would finish filming one small sequence before giving a break for breakfast.