Shruthi Haasan is pairing with Vijay because Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone refused. Vijay will be donning the lead role in a film to be directed by Chimbudevan. This film is of fantasy genre.
Hansika will be donning the second heroine role. Chimbudevan was interested in casting a Bollywood actress for the lead role.
Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were considered for this role. Priyanka apart from being busy in Bollywood is also busy participating in musical shows abroad. Hence she was not in a position to act in this film.
Deepika Padukone had donned the female lead role in Rajnikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan. So the crew felt that Deepika will give her nod to act in this film but she said that she was interested to act in Tamil films.
With no other go, Shruthi Haasan was signed for the female lead role. This is the first time Shruthi Haasan is pairing with Vijay. Naan Ee Sudeep and ex heroine Sri Devi are also donning important roles.