Mythri Movie Makers were hell bent on making a movie with Pawan Kalyan before he got busy with politics. But all their efforts went in vain as Pawan decided to give a pause to his career in films and try his luck in politics.
Despite Pawan's unavailability Mythri Movie Makers didn't take back the advance from him hoping that he would do his first film for them in his second innings.
MMM planned to remake Theri that was already dubbed into Telugu as Policeodu. Santosh Srinivas worked on the Telugu script keeping Pawan Kalyan in mind.
The script landed in Raviteja's hands once Pawan Kalyan was not available. However, Raviteja was sceptical to do Theri in Telugu until the recent meeting with Mythri producers.
Raviteja has finally given a nod to play the lead in Santosh Srinivas's film. They have registered Kanaka Durga title for it.
Raviteja will do Kanaka Durga simultaneously with Disco Raja, which is a science fiction thriller directed by VI Anand.