Initially “Vaalu” was announced as a project which would have Jai in lead role but the project did not take off. In April, Silambarasan announced that he has signed ‘Vaalu‘, a comedy caper which will be helmed by newbie Vijay under the banner Nic Arts. It was widely rumoured that some top notch directors were trying to bring together Silambarasan and Nayantara for a film due to the demand among fans for their on screen chemistry. However the actor has opened up and has put an end to these rumours.
Later Hansika Motwani was roped in to play Simbu’s love interest in the film. To be produced by SS Chakravarthy of Nic Arts, Shakthi handled the camera and S. Thaman joined Simbu after Osthi as composer. This movie brings together Silambarasan, Santhanam and VTV Ganesh, the triumphant trio of Vaanam and Osthi, once again. Actor Naren and Sri Ranjani are also doing supporting roles. Kannada Actor Adithya was selected to play negative role. Almost 80% of the movie is complete and there is a new addition to the cast list as Jai is set to play a guest role in this film.. Telugu comedy star Brahmanandam is also playing a comedy role.
The shooting of firstlook teaser and photoshoot of the film was completed in Taramani on 5th May 2012. The director Vijay has planned to release the firstlook teaser shortly. The first schedule of this movie will start from 6 June 2012. Few scenes were shot near Hyderabad railway station and furthermore held at Pachaiyappas college with a set of the backside of the house was shot in a house in that College campus, near the railway station. The living room sequences were shot in Aachi house, T Nagar and the rest were shot in a house in Royapettah and a wedding scene at Panimalar college. The scene where Simbu and Hansika watches billa 2 was shot in Kamala theatre.
On June 6, 2012, Silambarasan released a one minute teaser on the internet. In the video, Hansika tells Silambarasan, “Oru sila pasangala paaka paaka thaan pudikum, aana, una maari pasangala paatha odane pudichudum”. (We like some guys only after we meet them often, but when it comes to men like you, on the very first meeting people will like you). It reminds the viewers of Dhanush`s Padikathavan dialogue.
However, Simbu was quick to deny any such connection. “The dialogue was part of the script. We did not want to hit out at any one. I am just doing my job and am in no mood to involve myself in any controversy,” the actor said.