The film Nayak, which starred Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, and Rani Mukerji, was a Hindi remake of Tamil film Mudhalvan directed by Shankar and produced by AM Ratnam.
In Tamil, the film was a super hit but in Hindi, the film could not reach teh expectations. However, it was one of the most critically acclaimed films.
After Baahubali, Vijayendra Prasad turned busy in penning the sequel to the film. He was quite impressed with Anil Kapoor’s character in Nayak was called Shivaji Rao