It is known that Dhanush had already paired with both these actresses. He romanced Genelia in Uthamaputhiran and Hansika in Mappillai. Incidentally, Genelia and Hansika also shared screen in the upcoming Diwali release Velayudham. Though there were reports that both the actresses had insecurity about the roles and were not comfortable with each other, the duo rubbished of the rumors and said that they are still very good friends.
Mareesan is touted as a period drama set in 12th century that is being made with a whopping budget of 30 crores in the production of UTV Motion Pictures.