A close aide of Maniratnam says "Mani Ratnam had decided to take his time to firm up his next. He was, in fact, working on three scripts and had kept the cards close to his heart. This had given rise to speculations that he was reviving Lajjo in Bollywood and that he was doing a Tamil-Malayalam bilingual with Fahadh. But now, he has decided to do an action entertainer.
|Mahesh Babu has been approached for this Tamil-Telugu bilingual, which will be made on a large scale." Even Namrata Shirodkar, Mahesh says discussions are underway. Mahesh for long had been saying "My dream is coming true finally. I will be working in a Mani Ratnam film."|