The official Facebook page of his production house announced the news. The message read, "Audition for lyricist and writers is closed, the project is delayed a bit, hence audition for actors and other crew has been postponed." The auditions started on January 19 and ended recently.
So far, Gurukiran and HC Venu have been signed to handle music and cinematography departments. Other crew members are yet to be finalised. However, Upendra 2 is a sequel to Upendra, which was a psycho-philosophical thriller that tells the state of a 'self'. His inward feeling towards sex, love and success were portrayed by three main female characters played by Raveena Tandon, Prema and Damini.
The movie drew a lot of criticism for its bold dialogues and scenes. Nonetheless, it had become a massive hit among the masses. Meanwhile, the director-turned-actor's film Topiwala, which was supposed to release in January, has been postponed to March. In the meantime, he is expected to take up a remake project.