If rumors are to be believed, Billa 2 is inspired from the Hollywood flick Scarface. This film is supposed to be a prequel to Billa, and stars Ajith in the title role. The film was originally intended to be directed by Vishnuvardhan, but the director opted out of it due to the delay in its commencement.
Chakri Toleti, the director of Kamal Haasan starrer Unnai Pol Oruvan, is directing this film now. The shooting of Billa 2 had been progressing in Hyderabad and the team has now gone on a break following some changes being made to the script.