Rana's 'Leader' is a political drama which is loosely inspired from the real political events in AP. Rana Daggubati is making his debut with this film and the film also has Richa Gangopadhyay and Priya Anand in lead roles. The film had recently completed its censor formalities and was given a clean 'U' certificate. However, the sudden change in the political fabric in the past one month seems to have shown its impact on 'Leader' as well. The buzz is that Shekar Kammula has re-shot 'Maa Telugu Talli ki' song and the lyrics of this song have been changed to a Telangana Song. However, this new version of the song will be distributed only in the Nizam area which comprises all the Telangana districts. The original version of 'Maa Telugu Talli Ki' will be distributed without any changes in rest of AP. This decision was taken to avoid any sort of controversy which might arise given the currentpolitical scene in the Telangana region.
The film has been produced by M.Saravanan, M.S.Guhan, Aruna Guhan and Aparna Guhan under film under AVM Productions banner. 'Leader' is AVM's 174th movie. Shekhar Kammula has also written the story apart from directingthis film. Mickey J Meyer has composed the music for this film. Thota Tharani is handling the art direction and production design and Vijay C.Kumar is handling the camera.