Priyamani, who made her Tamil debut with Bharathiraja's Kangalal Kaidhu Sei in 2004, has refused to his offer to play the female lead in Annakodiyum Kodi Veeranum. The actress is not interested to act in rural backdrop films. The 25-year-old, who is doing glam characters in the Telugu film industry, told him that she is busy in the Tollywood and Sandalwood. Hence, she could not allocate her dates for him in the near future.
However, Bharathiraja has decided to cast Iniya of Vaagai Sooda Vaa fame to play the female lead in Annakodiyum Kodi Veeranum. The movie features Parthiban in dual roles of a father and a son characters.