Telugu - Kannada film actress Haripriya will now play the female lead role in Thiruvambadi Thamban, directed by M Padmakumar. Sneha was earlier signed in for the film. However, since she got a plum offer to star opposite superstar Rajnikanth in a Tamil film, Sneha decided to back off.
The second schedule of Thiruvambadi Thampan has begun at Thrissur. Under the banner of Jini Cinema, Alexander John will be producing the film.
In Thiruvambadi Thamban, Jayaram plays the role of an elephant contractor named Thiruvambadi Mathan Tharakan who brings elephants from Bihar to Kerala. Through this film, Jayaram intends to bring forth the problems of elephant contractors who bring elephants to Kerala.