After receiving a huge response for the trailer of Tenaliraman, the makers soon ran into trouble. There were reports that the film is about the life of Tenaliraman who lived centuries before, as court poet of King Krishnadevaraya. He is known for his folk stories which are still loved by the kids. AGS International have come forward clearing the rumours that the film is not inspired or based on the life of Tenaliraman. Also the film is said to be a complete imagination on the lifestyle of people who lived in the 15th century.