The original version had actress Vyjayanthimala Bali performing the lead role of a princess and is now enacted by Vimala Raman. According to the sources, the film will be directed by Ashutosh Gowariker (director of Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Bachchan starrer Jodhaa Akbar and Aamir Khan"s Lagaan). It seems that Salman Khan has been approached to do the lead role and rest of the star-casts will be finalized shortly.
Closer sources of Vimala Raman have mentioned that the actress is very much elated with this big offer as the producers have paid her a big sum.
Malayalam actress Vimala Raman has been winning rave reviews for her spellbinding performance in almost all her films including recent release in Kannada titled Aaptha Rakshaka.