Sources have confirmed that Prakash Raj was signed for the role but he opted out due to dates issues. This made the makers of Samaran to approach yet another strong performer Manoj Bajpayee. It was also said that Arvind Swamy was considered before zeroing in on the Bollywood actor.
It also adds that Manoj Bajpayee plays a key character in Samaran, but denied that he will be seen in the role of a baddie. The movie also features Telugu actor JD Chakravarthy, Trisha Krishnan and Sunaina.