Notorious villain of Bollywood, Irfan Khan, is making his debut in Tollywood through Sainikudu. Mahesh Babu - Ileana form the lead pair for this movie. Irfan Khan plays the role of a villain yet again in this movie. He is not the first villain from Bollywood to join Tollywood. Pradeep Rawat, Mukesh Rishi, Rahul Dev and Ashish Vidhyarthi complete the list of imported villains. Gunasekhar is the director of Sainikudu. One more piece of news is that Irfan Khan had actually refused the villain role offered to him by Shankar in Rajnikant starrer Sivaji.