Director Venkat Prabhu is known for giving his films a very different treatment. In fact, his films would be far away from the stereotypes that the movie buffs are used to in Kollywood.
When asked if he chose Suriya for Masss intentionally, Venkat Prabhu was candid enough to admit that it was not so. He said that when the knot for the film began to form, all he had in mind was his own set of boys for various roles. However, producer KE Gnanavel Raja was so impressed with the story that he wanted Suriya to hear it out and there began Masss, he revealed.