Roopa was working as DIG (Prisons) in Karnataka. Recently she had submitted a report to DGP about the irregularities in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru including special facilities being extended to AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala after receiving crores of rupees as bribe. This has rocked the political parties of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In view of this, she was transferred to some other department. Some of the important prison officials were also transferred.
Based on this incident, A M R Ramesh has decided to produce and direct a film. A M R Ramesh had earlier directed films such as Kuppi, Kaavalar Kudiyiruppu, Vana Yuddham and Oru Melliya Kodu.
A M R Ramesh while speaking said, “ I am going to direct a film based on the irregularities that has taken place recently in the prison. In this connection I met DIG Roopa recently and spoke to her. She said that she will extend all her assistance while making the film. Now I am also collecting more information regarding the irregularities. Nayanthara or Anushka will be suitable for the role of DIG Roopa. So I am making necessary efforts for this.”