Earlier, Asin, Trisha Krishnan and Anushka Shetty were reportedly approached by the bosses of Rana, when Deepika Padukone failed to match her dates for the film. But later, Deepika accepted to play the first heroine by re-adjusting her dates. Now sources claim that Asin has been roped in for second female lead in Rana.
Both Deepika and Asin are basically from South India and with their excellent acting in Bollywood films, they have won the heart of audience in the North too. Now, sources claim that their involvement would add value to Rajini's multicrore project, which is being made in Tamil Telugu and Hindi.
However, movie Rana is a period film and Rajinikanth will be seen in a triple role. It is jointly produced by Eros International and Soundarya's Ocher Studios Private Limited. AR Rahman will score music and Ratnavelu will handle the camerawork for the film, which is currently in the pre-production stage. The shoot is said to be starting in March.