Actress Chaya Singh, who plays an important role in Dhanush's upcoming Tamil directorial debut Power Paandi, says that as a director, Dhanush knows what he wants and how to extract it from his actors. "When an actor dons a director's hat, he knows exactly what he wants from his actors, and it applies to Dhanush, too.
It never felt like I was working with a first-time director. With his child-like enthusiasm, Dhanush makes working so much fun," says Chaya. Dhanush seems to have been careful in choosing actors as this actress has not been seen for long time as well. He felt that Chaya will be fit for the role. Chaya had worked alongside Dhanush a decade ago in Thiruda Thirudi. Their onscreen pairing is most popular for the hit number Manmadha Rasa. “It was Subramaniyam Siva, director of Thiruda Thirudi, who referred me for this role in Power Paandi. Dhanush thought I fit the bill for the character and immediately signed me on," she said. The film is slated for release sometime in April next year. Tipped to be the story of a few stuntmen, the film stars Raj Kiran and Prasanna. Dhanush and filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon feature in cameos in the movie.