Speaking to the media on the occasion, Vijay said, "Malashri madam has shown her acting skills to the audience in her career spanning for two decades. She has made the actors feel ashamed with her wonderful performance in action movies." He expressed his desire to act with her. He added, "I want to act with Malashri Madam in an action oriented film."
However, Kanteerava is a remake of hit Telugu movie Simhadri. Shubha Poonja and Rishika Singh will star alongside actor Vijay in the film, which will be shot in Mysore, Bangalore and several parts of Kerala. The film will be directed by Tushar Ranganath and preoduced by Ramu. Dasari Sinu, who has cranked the camera for the original, will wield the camera for this film also.