Was Priyamani the first choice for Charulatha or she was chosen considering her popularity in all South Indian languages.
The cinema was supposed to be produced in Tamil-Telugu and not in Kannada.
That was the original idea when my friend Ramesh Murthy (Global One Studios)
bought the rights two years back and Priyamani was his first choice. He had approached Priya for the same. Then, the script went to many big directors including Priyadarshan sir. Later, the plans got changed and it was decided to be made in Bollywood. Asin and Rani Mukherjee were also considered. However, the project was delayed for some reasons and when I was sent the DVD of the Thai movie Alone, I decided to produce the movie with Priya.
Asin- Rani Mukherjee were considered for Charulatha: Yogesh