Soon after the release of the film Maharshi, Superstar Mahesh Babu promised another film for director Vamsi Paidipally. Vamsi immediately came up with a new script but Mahesh did not like the same. Mahesh declined the project and moved on to other commitments.
Dil Raju announced a project in the combination of Thalapathy Vijay and Vamsi Paidipally. The reports say that Mahesh Babu's script was later pitched to Vijay who immediately gave his nod.
Since the story narrated by Vamsi is on the lines of Maharshi and Srimanthudu, the superstar did not like it. But, Vijay liked the way the commercial elements are blended with an important social message.
Touted to be a pan-India project, Vijay is getting a huge amount as a remuneration for the film. More details are awaited.