Trisha was launched in Tamil movies too by Priyadarshan with his Leysa Leysa. Khatta Meetha promises to be a family film, similar to Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee"s films. This is the first time a heroine in a Priyadarshan film will have such an important role.
The reason Asin rejected De Dana Dan was because she didn"t want to have a limited role. Finally, Katrina Kaif was roped in as she had a warm camaraderie with Akshay.