Director Prem announced new film starring Shivaraj Rajkumar and Kichcha Sudeepa in lead roles. The film is about a villager who dreams to become an actor. The film is produced by C. R. Manohar and they signed Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty in an important role that has been kept as a secret in the beginning, but the news was later leaked to the press. The film was launched by then Karnataka's Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on 13 December 2015 and the first look was released in March 2017. The film completed a schedule and was reported to have portions in England and two other foreign countries to be shot. By then, the film fetched ₹5.4 crore as Hindi rights. Actress Amy Jackson was signed as the female lead. The song "Jeeva Hoovagide" from Nee Nanna Gellalare composed by Ilaiyaraaja was shot with Shiva Rajkumar and Amy Jackson in replicated costumes of Rajkumar and Manjula from the original film in a schedule where entire talkie portions were shot, except few songs. Later, filming the climax was completed on 1 February as per actor Sudeep's tweet.