Sridevi Boney Kapoor was the first choice of director SS Rajamouli for the role enacted by Ramya Krishnan in the film. SS Rajamouli was so keen to cast Sridevi since she could command a major chunk of Bollywood viewers to the theatres with her screen presence.
Interestingly, Sridevi quoted Rs. 6 crores as her remuneration which the team felt quite hefty and opted for Ramya Krishnan.
There are also reports online that Sridevi rejected the role since she wanted to be a part of Puli. However, a close source to the actress completely denies the news.
“Rajamouli approached Sridevi two years back. Puli materialized only a year back. There is no connection between the two,” says the source.