Although Krish wanted a big music composer like Ilayaraja or M M Keeravani in the place of Devi Sri Prasad, he soon realized that he would also be facing same problems he had with Devi Sri Prasad with them. Hence he has chosen his trusted music composer Chirantan Bhatt who recently scored music for the director's critically acclaimed "Kanche".
Bollywood music composer Chirantan Bhatt composed music for Krish's Bollywood movie "Gabbar is Back" starring Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan. Satisfied with his work in Hindi film, he repeated him for his Telugu film "Kanche".
Although he wanted to repeat him for "Gauthamiputra Satakarni", he felt Devi Sri Prasad's name would bring commercial viability to the movie. As the movie's shoot is progressing, Krish realized that Devi Sri Prasad can't complete the work for the movie for Sankranthi release as he has many big movies on hand.
Once Devi Sri Prasad backed off, he tried approaching M M Keeravani or Ilayaraja but his producer and well-wishers suggested Chirantan's name as he can completely devote on the movie.
Since M M Keeravani is completely occupied with "Baahubali 2" he can't give his full-time for this movie. Maestro Ilayaraja is known for working on his own terms. So finally he gave in to pick his trusted friend and composer Chirantan Bhatt.