Paiyaa was a hit movie released in 2010 featuring Karthi and Tamanna in the lead role, directed by Linguswamy.

To-date, the director has worked on many hit movies including Run, Anjaan, Sandaikozhi and so on.

In a recent interview, the director recalls the time when he cast Nayanthara to play the lead role for Paiyaa.

Even though Nayanthara agreed to the movie at first, later the actress opted out of the film due to some dispute with the producer.

The director further revealed that Nayanthara was also unhappy with the payment. Following Nayanthara's exit, Tamanna took up the role.