Following the rumours about the story of Baadshah, Kona Venkat took to his Twitter page to clear the air. The producer wrote, "BAADSHAH is a fresh brand new story being written by me & Gopi Mohan. It has no resemblances to any other film. It's not even inspired from any film of any language. Any news or gossip regarding the story is a mere speculation."
Baadshah is being shot in Italy, and Kona Venkat is all excited to join the team in the country. The producer further tweeted, "Leaving for Italy on 18th along with my friend Gopi Mohan to join our darling director Sreenu Vaitla and my dear friend Tarak..Baadshah time." He added, "Though I had been to Europe many times, first time going to Italy."
However, Baadshah has often been making headlines ever since director Srinu Vaitla announced it. It was rumoured earlier that Junior NTR would play the secret agent James Bond in the film. Script writer Gopi Mohan had slammed the rumours saying that he is not playing the role. But he had stayed away from talking about his role.