According to a source, "Sonakshi had limited dates but she liked the script. She was also keen to do a period film so she gave her consent."
The source also added, "Apparently, Krish Jagarlamudi began writing the film three years ago, which is also when he first saw Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg. He wanted to narrate the story to her back then, however, the actress was not keen to do South films at that time."
"Later the director managed to meet Sonakshi through Prabhu deva and signed her," the source said.