Nikhil, who became famous in Happy Days, Ankit Pallavi & Friends and Yuvatha, has bagged the hero's role in Basanti. Uma Prakash, who had earlier co-produced Mantra and Yuvatha, is producing Basanti under Dream Merchants banner with Start Camera Pictures presenting the movie.
Speaking on the occasion, Uma Prakash said, "We are introducing Chaitanya Dantuluri as director through this movie and have completed the story discussions. The director narrated an interesting story which would impress all sections of audiences. We will start regular shooting of Basanti in December and attempt to release the film during summer 2009. We are now busy hunting for a suitable heroine and other members of the cast. We will come up with those details very soon."
Editing is by Marthand K. Venkatesh, lyrics are by Krishna Chaitanya and music is by Manisharma, while Ram-Lakshman will choreograph the stunts. K.S. Vivekananda is the executive producer, while V. Durga Prasad is the co-producer.