Many targeted the director after trs minister malla reddy revealed that harish shankar begged him for an hour to portray the villain opposite pawan kalyan in the upcoming movie. The first is that Pawan might not consent to choose a political opponent, especially one from the state of Telangana. Who would choose malla reddy to portray the villain when there are so many talented actors available? However, harish shankar didn't respond to Malla Reddy's address or any other remarks that were made after that.
On the other hand, there are reports that pooja hegde, Harish's lucky charm, has left Ustaad Bhagat Singh. pooja hegde was the actress who the director relaunched as a bikini bombshell through Allu Arjun's dj Duvvada Jagannadham. Some claim she worries about a delay because no one can predict when pawan kalyan will reveal release schedules and when he won't. Harish had previously confirmed her enrollment in the initiative, but he has since kept quiet in response to rumors.