Rakul had done a few small-medium budget Telugu films before she went on act opposite top heroes and eventually becoming a star heroine. The director of one of those early films starring Rakul, which sank at box office, has approached Rakul a few months ago with a heroine-oriented subject, and asked for her dates. This director, who doesn’t have a single credible film to his name, hoped that Rakul’s stardom will help him get investors.
Either because of the unimpressive script or her busy schedule or both, Rakul however subtly rejected the project. The director allegedly took an offence and continued to pressure her for signing the film. Rakul tolerated his dogmatic attitude for quite a long time because he was one of the first directors to sign her at the start of her career, but he continued to try coercing her into signing his film.
According to the buzz, he backed off only after Rakul had given him a warning recently.