After the formal launch of shooting of ‘Gauthami Putra Satakarni’, the director has become busy in scouting the locations in Morocco as it is learnt that there are some forts in the country which could be made use of for shooting certain scenes and to choreograph the battle action scenes in that country. The film unit is leaving for Morocco to begin shooting there on May 9. Though the film launched some time ago, the director failed to select a heroine opposite Balakrishna. Several names came up for consideration. While Nayanatara demanded heavy remuneration, Anushka pleaded that she cannot adjust dates as she is preoccupied with Bahubali, the conclusion. Later, there is a gossip in the media that the unit had approached Kajal, but the latter refuted them as rumours and no one had contacted her for the movie. There was another gossip that Milky Beauty Tamannah was approached. The latest gossip that is making rounds in the media is that Goan Beauty Ileana was approached by the film unit. Surprisingly, though there is no demand for Ileana these days in the Telugu film industry, she reportedly refused to pair up with Balakrishna, which really shocked the entire film unit. However, the film-makers are of the opinion that there is no worry for them as the entry of the heroine will be in the third schedule and by that time they could finalise someone. Devisri Prasad, who is the music director of the movie is presently busy with finalising the tunes in the US. The film is slated for a grand release on January 12, 2017 as a Sankranti gift. Bollywood artistes Hema Malini, Kabir Bedi are also playing important roles in the movie.