After taking a much needed break from the terrifyingly intense schedules of Naan Kadavul, Bala is back with his next film Avan – Ivan that stars Arya and Vishal as brothers. Avan will be Bala’s first attempt at a full length romantic comedy. Although he’s finalized Janani Iyer for a female lead role, the movie still needs another heroine.
Bala agrees that Varalakshmi Sarathkumar’s name was under consideration, and that she later dropped out. Now he’s being faced with the question: Isn’t Pooja the obvious choice? But no, says Bala. “I have made her life hell in Naan Kadavul and want her to relax now,” Bala replies in a matter-of-fact way.