His dream cast for Billo Barber included Tabu in one of the main leads but because of problems with dates, Priyadarshan has instead cast Lara Dutta in the lead role. Though he does say that he wrote the character with Tabu in mind he is certain that Lara will do the role excellently and will shock audiences with her performance.
The director said, “It’s a role of a full-on firebrand village girl. And it’s patterned on Tabu’s role in my Viraasat. I’ve to admit I think of Tabu for every female lead. But Lara is sensitive and strong enough to carry this role off with