Manish Koirala is donning the role of Dhanush"s mother-in-law in this film. When asked he whether she was disappointed donning the role of an elderly mother-in-law role, she said," I always feel that I am an actress first. Earlier I had acted as mother of two children in the film Bombay. I was 22 years old then. Now I am not disappointed doing the role of mother-in-law. It is most pleasurable experience acting in Mappillai. Dhanush is a talented actor. He works very hard. I have not seen the whole film of Rajni starrer Mappillai. I had seen only some few scenes. I don"t want to reflect the character precisely. I am doing this role in my own style.
Adding more, she uttered, “I am happy that I am back in Tamil films. I met my old friend Aravind Swamy. I relished the Chettinad food dishes. I went to Tirupathi temple. I had bought lot of clothes. There was a lot of gap in Tamil films after Baba. I did not act in Tamil films because I did not get good stories. I have got a meatier role in Mappillai. I have also been signed for a Malayalam film."