Yogi Babu and Nayanthara starrer 'Kolamaavu Kokila' was a massive success. The movie strengthen Yogi Babu's hold as a good comedian too. He is also appearing in Vijay's Sarkar, Ajith's Viswasam, STR's untitled film with Sundar C, and a few more. Meanwhile, he is also making his mark as the lead. The film is titled as 'Gurkha'. It will be directed by Sam Anton. The female lead is also announced. Canadian model Elyssa will be essaying the role of an American Ambassador in this comedy entertainer. However, director clarifies that Elyssa will not be pairing opposite Yogi Babu, though playing the female lead.

Sam shares, "She just nailed it down with an effortless performance during the auditions by merely grasping the role and situation." Shooting will start from the month of December. The film is produced by 4 Monkeys Studios. 'Gurkha' has cinematography by Krishnan Vasanth and editing by Ruben.

On September 15th Sivakarthikeyan shared the first look of the film in a tweet.