The shooting of the film Asal which has Ajith in the lead has commenced and progressing as per schedule. This film is being produced by Shivaji Productions. Samira Reddy is one of the heroines and the other heroine is yet to be finalized. There was news that Mamta Mohandas would be the second heroine. But now it seems she has declined this offer. She said,” I got the offer to act in Asal. I came to Chennai to talk about this with Director Saran. Samira Reddy is one of the heroines in this film. They wanted me to be casted in the second heroine role. So far I had acted as a sole heroine in Tamil films.
Since this was a second heroine role I declined to act in this film.” Rajiv Krishna who is a relative of Suresh Menon, the husband of Revathi is donning the role of villain in this film Asal. He had recently done the villain role in the S J Suryah starrer Newtonin Moondram Vidhi. He had also acted in Aaha? and Hey Nee Romba Azhaga Irukka It is also learnt that Director Saran in order to satisfy Ajith’s fans, will incorporate race sequences featuring Ajith.