On confirming the signing of Shriya Saran, Roopa Iyer said, “Yes, we have roped in Shriya Saran who plays the female lead role in our film. This film ‘Chandra’ is a real-life story. It deals with the life of a last generation princess and the love story in her life. Extensive researches have been conducted by me about the lives of the princesses post India becoming a Republic”.
Initially, Divya was roped in this film. She suddenly walked out of the film quoting her dis-satisfaction over the script as the reason. Roopa Iyer said, “Shriya is a very good choice, because she has good appeal in both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka”.
This movie ‘Chandra’ is also the Shriya’s debut movie in a full-length Heroine role in Sandalwood.