Initially it was said that Tabu will be essaying an important role in Virata Parvam, starring Rana and Sai Pallavi. Since the shooting of the film was delayed, Tabu left the film. Nandita Das has been brought in her place. Nandita readily agreed to be a part of this film.
She has joined the shooting of the film in Hyderabad. Nandita on the other hand says that she is not stepping in for Tabu. Her tweet read, "Too much speculation! I am doing the film for the script, the director's vision and the role. Had no idea who I was replacing and how does it matter! In Hyderabad, starting to shoot today. Nervous about speaking Telugu! Wish me luck pls!"
This is not her first film in Telugu. Earlier she has acted in 'Kamli'. Rana is yet to join the shoot. He is being treated for kidney ailment in the USA. Sai Pallavi is already shooting for her part.