With films like Paa and English Vinglish to his credit, one can't question why Khanna was so sure about trusting R Balki with the project. Speaking about the same, Twinkle said in an interview, "Once I came across the story of Muruganantham, I felt.. we needed cinema to tell this story, I just had his (Balki) name on my mind. I have seen his films and have liked it. He is a sensitive filmmaker, he understands women partly because of his wife Gauri Shinde. She is a good influence on him."