Hitherto, Sukumar planned a period film with Mahesh Babu, which was turned down by Prince.
Sukumar, however, has been so quick in penning yet another script, which is said to be based on mind games. Previously, Mahesh and Sukumar collaborated for '1 Nenokkadine' that was based on mind games. The movie was a debacle at the box office. Even then, Mahesh Babu is learnt to have given his nod for Sukumar's new story and asked the director to go ahead with the project.
It's also heard that top heroine Rakul Preet Singh was chosen to play Mahesh's romantic interest in the movie. Both Mahesh and Rakul shared screen space in 'Spyder' which stood as a huge dud at the ticket windows. It seems, Mahesh doesn't care for flop sentiments. An sensible gesture from Mahesh Babu!