Not to forget that KV Anand was the cinematographer for the box office hit movie Shivaji the Boss, directed by Shankar. However due to the bad health conditions of Superstar the news about this movie has been kept low though it was signed right after the release of KO.
After the super hit of the movie KO, the famous cinematographer approaches superstar once again with the script. Sources claim that the story has been accepted by Rajini paying off the persistence by KV Anand. It is also said that superstar signed this project after being impressed with the success of the movie KO with Jiiva, Karthika and Ajmal in the main roles.