Actors Vikram and Abhishek who worked together in Raavan, have played the two central characters in the movie. Vikram got to play Abhishek’s role in the Tamil version Raavanan. When asked about this, Vikram said that he was never influenced by Abhishek’s acting and vice versa. In fact, both the actors were not present at the shooting spot to watch the other. Vikram also added that director Mani Ratnam never insisted that both of them should be present at the shooting spot.
The actor clarified that the only time he got to see Abhi playing Beera was when they had scenes together in Raavan.