Mani Ratnam has planned to do a bilingual film with Karthi and Dulquer Salmaan. For this film, Mani Ratnam opted Karthi and Keerthi Suresh for Tamil version and Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menon for the Malayalam version.
During story time of finalization, Salmaan and Nithya couldn’t adjust their dates and had to drop themselves from this film. With Slamaan and Nithya quitting from the film, Mani chooses to make this film in Tamil and Telugu instead of Malayalam. In the process he chose Nani, said close sources.
Still an official confirmation has to be made. Earlier Nani gave his voice to Mani Ratnam’s “Ok Bangaram” for Telugu. With such golden opportunity around him, Nani is anxious that Mani Ratnam will finalise him for the Telugu version.