Lingusamy's plans to remake his hit film Vettai in Hindi ran into troubled waters when there were problems encountered with the dialogues being translated into Hindi. Lead actor, Shahid Kapoor said he will continue with the project only if they agreed to rope in a good Hindi dialogue writer. UTV and Lingusamy immediately brought in Prasoon Joshi and thanks to this clever move recommended by Shahid, everything started to go smoothly.
A visibly relieved Lingusamy said it was a big load off his mind since he does not speak Hindi and is still "...trying to understand the market". Shooting will begin in June. Ali Zafar will be playing Madhavan's role. Asked about the heroines, Lingusamy said, "Ileana D'Cruz is almost finalized to play the female lead".