Rumour mills claim that UTV Motion Pictures and Chimbu Deven have decided to cast Genelia opposite Dhanush. It claims that the actress is the first choice for the role and they have offered her the female lead role in Maareesan. However, the actress has not given her consent, as she is busy with her Bollywood projects.
Maareesan is said to be a fantasy film, which has the 12th century backdrop. The movie is being made with he budget of Rs 30 crores. Other details about the film are under wraps.