Anirudh made his Telugu debut in Trivikram’s Agnyaathavaasi. The film tanked at the box office. While Anirudh’s score was the film was appreciated, the film’s failure is a dampener
Trivikram had approached Anirudh for his next film with NTR also. However reports now say NTR wants tried and tested Devi Sri Prasad for the film.
Also Anu Emmanuel was considered as the female lead for NTR’s film. After Agnyaathavaasi’s debacle it seems unlikely that she will be considered. Speculations say that Shraddha Kapoor is being considered after her performance in Saaho. Official announcement awaited.