The first title of the film was actually Poovellam Kettuppaar. However, the film’s storyline caters to both the protagonist and the antagonist and hence the title Aasai. Prakash Raj’s enthusiasm to potray negative roles was how he landed this role. In fact, he was left out of the movie posters to make it look like a love story but when the audience visited the theatres, they were in for a surprise.
After the director opted for the antagonist role, he wanted a protagonist with a pleasing personality and warm face. “I wanted another Arvind Swami… handsome, classy and with acting chops. And I found Ajith,” stated the director. He initially went for Suriya, however, the Singam actor was not keen on doing many films at that time. Eventually, Vasanth opted for Ajith after he watched his Amaravathi film.
For Suvalakshmi’s role, the director wanted someone who had an innocent face and could make the audience believe the gullibility of the character.
As the film also comprised of Poornam Viswanathan, a doting father who ultimately gave up his life for his daughter. Vasanth concluded the interview saying that his love for Alfred Hitchcock made him create a masterpiece of a thriller.
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