The actor had put in a lot of hard work to fit in this role and even took special classes of boxing. He worked out hard in the gym to get bulkier for the role. The shooting of the film will go non-stop till completion. The makers are planning to release the film on December 23rd as Christmas Special. We are told that the makers are making the film in shoestring budget.
Guru is the official remake of Saala Khadoos, a Sports drama. The movie makers will use some of the scenes from the Original. We are told that Venkatesh will be taking the satellite rights of the film as his remuneration. The Telugu version will be directed by Sudha Kongara who directed the original version.
Saala Khadoos deals with the relationship between a boxing coach (R. Madhavan) and his student, played by debutante Ritika Singh. She will reprise the same role in the remake project as well. Guru is set in Vishakapatnam backdrop. Kabali fame Santosh Narayanan will be scoring music for the film.