After Shruti Haasan exited from the film, Dammu with Telugu star, Jr NTR, the producers have signed up Kajal Agarwal after considering a number of heroines including Taapsee and Karthika. Kajal had taken a gamble by opting to put her career in the South on hold while taking her chances in Bollywood. But things have not gone as planned for her, so she has decided to return to South cinema.
Kajal has Maatran with Suriya in Tamil and now the Jr NTR film. Meanwhile, the producers are also looking for a second female lead who will be starring opposite NTR and Kajal. Karthika has almost been finalized for this role.