"It is time to put an end to the rumours doing the rounds. Amala Paul will be the female lead with Sudeep," the Gajakesari director has told a leading daily.
The much anticipated project will go on floors in May as Sudeep is busy finishing his current commitments.
"Everything about the star cast has been finalised. However, there has been a delay in the shooting. Our hero was also busy with other projects. Now, we are planning to start our project in the first week of May. We planned to complete the first part of the shooting for Sudeep and Ravichandran. Amala will be in the second portion of the shooting," the cinematographer-turned-director has said.
Hebbuli will have Sudeep and Ravichandran playing brothers. It is worth mentioning that these two actors were seen playing a father-son duo in the recently released money-spinner Maanikya.
Portions involving Amala Paul might be shot in and around Bengaluru and Kashmir. After establishing herself as a successful actress in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu film industries, the talented actress has now been chosen to explore Kannada film industry.
Amala is known for her power packed performances in movies like Mynaa, Thalaivaa, Nimirndhu Nil and a controversial movie titled Sindhu Samaveli.
While her performance in Sindhu Samaveli earned her appreciation, the choice of selecting a controversial script that portrays an illicit relationship between a girl and her father-in-law, earned her the wrath of public.
Amala had also claimed that she received death threats from people upon the movie's release. She was last seen in Suriya's Pasanga 2 and is currently working on a couple of Malayalam and Tamil films.