Mega Prince Varun Tej is left delighted with the super success of F2. After a crisp break, the actor started shooting for his next film titled Valmiki. Harish Shankar is the director and Atharvaa Murali is the other lead actor in this high voltage action drama. Dusky girl Pooja Hegde has been roped in as the female lead and the actress has been in talks for the project from some time.
Pooja Hegde now walked out of the film now as she could not allot her dates. There are also talks that Pooja Hegde was expecting a fat pay cheque and was not happy for the offered pay. Harish Shankar and his team are now in search for the right actress for the female lead's role. Devi Sri Prasad is the music director and 14 Reels Plus are the producers. Valmiki is the remake of Tamil blockbuster Jigarthandaa.