Producer Suresh Babu described at length, the journey of his son and actor, Rana Daggubati, in Tollywood. He did not like to suggest Rana for a role in some of his early films as he was not trained. But later, he opened up to suggestion, Suresh Babu said. A script-focussed Suresh Babu, was sceptical, when he first heard the story of Nene Raju Nene Manthri, by Teja. However, Rana chose the role, after developing the storyline, along with Teja. He was satisfied to see Rana emote very well in some sentimental scenes, he said.