This is the first time that director Shankar is giving an opportunity to an actor to play lead role in two of his own ventures. Nandaa is lucky in that way.
At first Nandaa was signed by him for Eeram directed by his associate Arivazhagan and both were hundred percent satisfied with his performance and dedication.
Later, when Naga of Marmadesam serial fame started searching for a suitable actor for his debut venture in the silver screen, Aanandhatha Purathu Veedu he preferred Nandaa. Naga had earlier seen Nandaa in his globally acclaimed movie Aanivear.
Satisfied with his performance in that Eelam based film, he wanted to add him in his crew for the lead role.