Sonakshi Sinha who was supposed to play Kamal Hassan's wife in Vishwaroopam has opted out of the project. Initially, she was very excited at the prospect of working with one of India's top actors but her enthusiasm fizzled out when the project failed to take off on time and remained interminably delayed.
Vishwaroopam was supposed to go on the floors in June, but Selvaraghavan and Kamal Hassan had to part ways because Selva had not yet completed work on Irandam Ulagam and Kamal did not want to wait. It was then decided that Kamal himself would direct the film but he is yet to get started. In the meantime, Sonakshi has to begin work on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Rowdy Rathod which she had agreed to do previously. She explained the situation to Kamal Hassan and he graciously let her go.