"She (Andrea) is one of the finest actresses I have come across. But seldom do we see her in a role that does justice to her potential. I decided to make the best use of her potential and that's why I chose her for my film," Ram told IANS.
Refusing to divulge details about the looks, he said, "I want her looks to be kept a secret until we reveal it. But, what I can assure you is that it will definitely bring out the best in her as an actress."
Andrea, who is also a popular Southern singer, was last seen in Kamal Hassan's controversial multi-lingual thriller Vishwaroopam. She played one of the teammates of Hassan, who played a secret spy in the film.
In Telugu cinema, she was recently seen opposite actor Sunil Varma in Tadakha, which is the Telugu remake of Vettai. Andrea made her acting debut in Tamil romantic-drama Kandha Naal Mudhal in 2005. In the same year, she debuted as a singer with the song 'Kannum kannum nokia...' from Tamil thriller Anniyan.
What kind of a film is this?
"It's a love story akin to the mood of the current generation. This time I have decided to deal with a lighter subject than my previous films. I'm currently zeroing in on the male lead and the rest of the cast. We will begin shooting soon," he added.
Known for his path-breaking Tamil directorial debut Kattradhu Tamizh, Ram is currently busy wrapping up his second Tamil film Thanga Meengal.