Though Deepika Padukone was considered for the role, she expressed her inability to adjust the dates. Later, Ileana's name was heard prominently, as her combination with the hero brought out a blockbuster like Pokiri, which erased the entire record of 75-year-old Telugu Film Industry. Though Trivikram was in favour of her, Mahesh Babu sought a new face opposite him in the female lead.
So the search is still on for a glam doll. It is learnt that Trivikram okayed a Mumbai model for the role and Mahesh Babu is also in favour of her. But it still remains a suspense, who is she. The film, which starts rolling in June, is being produced by Singanamala Ramesh.