Did you know Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey weren't the first choice for Arjun Reddy?

Our country's cinematic annals are littered with stories of how, sometimes, four to five other actors were often approached or discussed for being cast in an iconic role, before the eventual candidate, more often than not a relative unknown or newcomer at the time, went on to etch her/his name in film history after essaying that character. The latest to join this bandwagon are Arjun Reddy's Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey.