The Mani Ratnam film will see Karthi play the character of an NRI man who falls in love with a doctor – played by Aditi Rao Hydari – while on a trip to India. Sai Pallavi of Premam fame was initially approached for the role, but due to date issues, Aditi Rao was roped by the the crew.
The film is produced by Mani Ratnam’s home banner, Madras Talkies, Ravi Varman will be handling cinematography and music is by A.R. Rahman. The theatrical rights of the Tamil and Telugu version has already been sold! Sources say, the overseas rights of the film is also likely to be sold before the film goes on floors! This news has certainly taken off a huge burden off the producers shoulders! The shooting is scheduled to start by June and is expected to have a year-end release.