The director states that it was almost impossible to think about such scripts earlier, as an actress who can pull out such a character was not available. In such a scenario, Manju Warrier's successful comeback is a positive sign.
He recalls that Swetha Menon was the only option during the casting of Salt N Pepper. Aashiq Abu feels that it is not a right thing for an actress, to leave her career after marriage.
Rima Kallingal, the actress is married to Aashiq Abu, play one of the two lead roles in Rani Padmini. Aashiq is an extremely supporting husband and has no issues with his wife continuing her career.
Aashiq also stated that it was his long time wish, to direct a women-centric film, like the yesteryear films Panjagni and Kaakkothikkavile Appoppanthadikal. He feels that the soap operas portray the relationships between women in a disgusting manner.
He states that he doesn't believe in following the current trends and wants to create a path of his own. Aashiq assures that Rani Padmini will be a different portrayal of a strong relationship between two women.