Director A R Murgadoss has clarified that actress Parineeti Chopra is not working with Telegu star Mahesh Babu due date issues, while Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi was never approached for the film.

There were speculations that Parineeti may be paired opposite Mahesh Babu in a Tollywood film, while other reports suggested Jhanvi’s name.

"It is true that we approached Parineeti Chopra but the dates never worked out due to her Hindi film starting at the same time," Murgadoss said.

On Jhanvi being approached, he said, "We met Jhanvi is a false news. Although, it was just suggested initially as one of the options."

The Ghajini helmer revealed that work on the film is progressing well.

"It is a stylish action film with a new backdrop, I can’t divulge more as we are currently shooting, DOP Santosh Shivan sir is also associated with the film and it is shaping up well," he said.

The yet-to-be-titled film will be shot both in Telugu and Tamil.

Murgadoss is excited for his next Hindi directorial venture Akira, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Anurag Kashyap and Konkana Sen Sharma.

The film will open in theatres on September 2.