Bellamkonda Suresh says, "There was a tough competition for the remake rights and we bagged the opportunity to remake the film. The shooting of the film would begin in May. In Kannada, both Apthamitra and Aaptha Rakshaka were sensational hits. In fact, Aaptha Rakshaka had collected over Rs 40 crore. When I approached Venkatesh, he gave his immediate nod after watching the original. In fact, it is a tailor-made story for Venkatesh. Earlier, the combination of Vasu and Venkatesh was a big hit with Chanti. We are sure that this remake would also create waves in the Telugu film industry. It would be another prestigious movie on our banner."
Story first published: Friday, March 12, 2010, 9:13 [IST]