The makers of the film, who had been searching suitable faces for the female lead roles, have recently signed in Tabu and Ileana. They have almost finalized the cast after considering a few actresses like Vidya Balan, Madhuri Dixit, Rekha, Hema Malini, etc.
It is said that Tabu would pair the senior character played by Rajinikanth and Deepika would romance younger Rajini. But details about the Ileana's character are still under wraps. Meanwhile, Vadivelu has been roped in for the comedy role and Sonu Sood to play the baddie in Rana.
Rana is directed by KS Ravikumar. The historical movie is jointly produced by Soundarya Rajinikanth and Eros International. Oscar Award winner AR Rahman will score the music for the film and Rathnavelu will handle the camera.