Shelly Kishore, who played director Ram’s wife in Thanga Meengal, rues missing out on the opportunity to act in the Bala directed Paradesi. The actress stated during an interview that when director Bala approached her with the offer, she could not accept it due to other prior commitments. Later, the role went to Vedhika, who excelled in it, said Shelly.

The actress participated at the International Film Festival of India in Goa, where Thanga Meengal was the only Tamil film to be screened at the Indian Panorama section along with director Ram and co-actress Padma Priya, it may be mentioned here.