Speaking to a leading daily, director Vinu said, “We wanted someone who would look the part as well as perform well; Anjali fit the bill. Her character is half Tamilian and half Kannadiga. She’s also bold and is as important as the male protagonist.” Rosapoo will also star Soubin Shahir and Dileesh Pothen in important roles in the film.
Director Vinu Joseph further added that the film would have 143 characters and each of them will have their own prominence and will have dialogues.
“We held auditions in Chennai, Kochi, and Kozhikode, and also picked some from theatre. We took into account their background before casting them. For instance, for a Chennai-based Malayali character, we ensured that the person playing the role was from Chennai, to avoid any discrepancy in mannerisms, language or dressing style,” added Vinu.
The shooting of this film is slated to begin from August 23rd, 2017 in Ernakulam, said the director. Actress Anjali also has a couple of films in Tamil which might hit the screens in September, Balloon alongside rumoured beau Jai being one of them. Besides Balloon, Anjali also has a Tamil-Malayalam bilingual – Peranbu – which has been getting delayed for a long time now and is expected to get rolling soon.