In a recent interview to Behindwoods, director Jeethu Joseph who has helmed Papanasam has opened up about the movie, Kamal Haasan and his choice of casting Gautami as the female lead.
On being asked why he chose to cast Gautami, Jeethu said that he had no idea of casting the yesteryear actress as he didn't know that Gautami had plans of making a comeback.
"We had shortlisted 5 names for the female lead when someone said that Gautami has plans of a comeback, that's when I realized that we could actually cast her in this movie", Jeethu said.
When asked how Kamal reacted to it, the Drishyam director said, "Kamal Haasan did not want me to cast Gautami if I was doing it just because she is his off-screen pair too, but I convinced him by saying she would actually be perfect for the role".
Papanasam, which is getting ready to hit the theatres soon, will be Kamal Haasan's second film of the year as Kollywood witnessed Uttama Villain earlier this year.