In this film the actress will be seen alongside the south legend, Rajinikanth for the very first time. There are a lot of reasons why an actor agrees to do a particular project. For this one Deepika agreed to be part of the film for emotional reasons.
When Rajinikanth's daughter Saundarya approached Deepika for the project, the actress agreed to be associated with it without even hearing the concept, script or her role. Deepika felt it was a huge honour for her to share screen space with a legend like Rajnikant. She felt it was a great opportunity for her to interact with the star and discuss cinema with him. Also the Kochidaiyaan team felt that among the younger actresses, the beauty and performance level required for the film would be justified just by Deepika Padukone.Prior to this, only Aishwarya Rai from Bollywood has worked with Rajnikant. Ash worked with him much later in her career when she was at the peak. Similarly this time around it is Deepika, who is racing to the top, will be seen working with the legend.