Earlier,it was reported that Anushka had been selected to play the female lead. However, her date issues cleared the way for Amisha Patel. Young actress Sheela would be playing the second female lead in the film.
Balakrishna is playing a dual role in the film. The movie is now shooting at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. Some of the war scenes will be shot in Kashmir and other areas. The outdoor shooting will commence from November.
In 2000, Amisha Patel acted in her first Telugu movie titled Badri, which was directed by Puri Jagannath and starred Pawan Kalyan. The actress had also acted in two other Telugu movies titled Naani in 2004 and Narasimhudu in 2005. In Naani, Mahesh Babu played the title role. Junior NTR and Sameera Reddy were her co-stars in Narasimhudu.