Director Anil Ravipudi's last film Sarileru Neekevvaru, which released in 2020, received a lot of appreciation from the audience and critics alike. After the success of Sarileru Neekevvaru, Anil Ravipudi moved on to F3, which is a sequel to F2: Fun and Frustration. However, earlier this month, director Anil Ravipudi tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He kept the news under wraps for reasons best known to him. But, he informed everyone who came in contact with him to watch the symptoms and get themselves tested if needed.
Anil Ravipudi, in a statement, said, "I was detected with Covid 19 virus on the 13th of April 2021. I personally called up all the people who were in contact with me before that and made sure they isolated themselves and took precautions. I isolated myself since then and followed all prescribed instructions. Today, I tested negative and am feeling much better. I just wanted to thank everyone who wished me after knowing the situation. I request each and every one of you to get vaccinated and protect yourself from the virus."