Producer N.V.Prasad has bought the Telugu rights of Tamil
blockbuster Imsai Arasan 23-m Pulikesi and dubbed the same
for Tollywood viewers. Initially the producer wanted to remake the
film in Telugu. But after seeing the extraordinary performance of
Vadivelu in the role of Pulikesi, he found it hard to find a
suitable person for his role in Telugu. Also, Vadivelu has his own
mass in Andhra after the bumper hit of Chandramukhi.
Finally the producer decided to release the dubbed version of the
film with the title of Imsaraju 23vathu Pulikesi.
One can remember that the film was banned in Karnataka as they
felt that the title insults the King dynasty of Pulikesi.