Prakash Raj is not that busy these days. After losing the recent election he is lying low. He is also very selective in taking the work also. It is reported that Jagapathi Babu who was selected for the Sarileru Neekevvaru movie with Mahesh is facing dates problem. Jagapathi is very busy in many languages and he is not able to adjust the dates along with the co-stars.
If the movie is to be completed on time, Anil Ravipudi needs bulk dates of Jagapathi which has almost become impossible now.
In this context, they thought it fit to select Prakash Raj who is relatively free and can give dates for the sake of Dil Raju and Mahesh babu. Dil Raju is very close to PrakashRaj. So there will be no issues for the dates.
The unit with Anil Ravipudi is planning to complete the movie by November end and mostly they have wind it up by December.
Mahesh, on the other hand, is the co-producer for the movie and he is shooting in Kashmir along with Rajendraprasad. Rashmika Mandana selected for the leading lady role is yet to commence her work with Mahesh.
Unlike other movies of Mahesh Sarileru has a lot of faces with whom the hero would be having shooting. It is a big cast but with less work for them. You will see more faces on the screen as the story unfolds and it also has a lace of comedy added to it with the writing skill of Anil Ravipudi.