The film was originally meant to be directed by Krishna Vamsi but he later opted out for personal reasons. Vishnu is now desperately looking for a hit. His film Dhee was a hit but Krishnarjuna was a flop. Mohan Babu is now determined to make his son's film a big hit. For this purpose, he has agreed to play a full length villain role in Salim.
Mohan Babu hopes that his presence in the film will boost the fate of the film at the Box Office.