Lakshmi Rai announced that she has been approached to play forest brigand, Veerapan's wife in the forthcoming biopic, Vana Yudhdham. AMR Ramesh who made an impact with Kuppi is the director and Kishore will be playing Veerapan. Lakshmi Rai had to juggle her dates as she is hot property after delivering back to back hits with Kanchana and Mankatha but she managed it.
Given its subject matter, the film stands poised on the brink of controversy. But director Ramesh has said that Vana Yudhdham will try to stay true to Veerapan's story without taking sides. He added that they have done their research by consulting people who were very close to Veerapan in order to arrive at the facts.