It was rumoured that Ambareesh would play the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Talking about the gossips, Ambi confirmed that he would play CM in the movie. He said that he was to become CM in his yesteryear film Chakravyuha, but he missed this opportunity by shooting the criminals in the last scene of the film. He added that his dream is coming true with the movie Swayamkrishi.
However, Ambareesh appears in two get-ups like Union Minister of Youth and Tourism and Chief Minister of Karnataka in the movie Swayamkrishi. Talking about the script of the film, the veteran Sandalwood star said that he immensely liked the approach of the subject in the film. Younger generation should become self reliant in life and this movie deals with that aspiration.