After working with top actors like Suriya, Vikram, Arya and Vishal, Bala, out of the blue, picked the budding actor, Atharva for his next film Paradesi. The truth behind his choice came out of shadows recently. During his school days Bala had supposedly met late Murali, father of Atharva, during a shoot. Later, while working as an assistant director, he is said to have met the actor again in Chennai.
Murali supposedly took Bala to a few producers and requested them to give him a chance. Keeping the favour in mind, Bala in order to repay the late actor gave Atharva the lead role in Paradesi.
Paradesi, which also stars Vedhika and Dhansika in central roles, is set to release on December 21st.