It was reported earlier that Viacom 18 and RGV Factory would not give the rights to dub the movie Department in Telugu as it has a Mumbai-centric plot. They were even considering suing Kiran for selling the satellite rights of its Telugu version to a leading TV channel without their consent.
However, in a surprising development Kiran Kumar is able to convince the Viacom 18 and RGV Factory. In a statement to an English daily, Kiran Kumar revealed that he has been given the Telugu rights by Viacom 18. He would be releasing the Telugu version in the last week of May or early June, after completing the dubbing work.