Chandramukhi was one of the best movie that makes whole India’s attention towards south industry. This movie was created sensation in both Telugu and Tamil where Rajini had acted in this movie after a disaster of the movie ‘Baba’. But before Rajini this script has roam around Telugu industry. Megastar Chiranjeevi also contacted for this. VN Aditya the director of the films ‘Manasantha Nuvve’, ‘Nenunnanu’ has went to Chiranjeevi with the DVDs of the original ‘Manichitra Talu’ to remake this film in Telugu. But Chirajeevi didn’t shown any interest. But after the success of this movie Chiranjeevi called VN Aditya and praised his judgement and also disappointed for his disinterest.
A very tricky situations involved to start this movie in Tamil also. This movie had made in Tamil after 11years that had released in Malayalam. Before that the movie got huge success in Kannada with the name ‘Apthamithra’ and Vishnu Vardhan as hero. Rajini watched this movie in a disguised getup, and gave the information to director P.Vasu.
Rajini has announced this project in 2004 in Sivaji Ganesan banner when he went to his house for Sivaji Ganesan’s birth anniversary. Till then he hasn’t discussed this with Prabhu also. After some days he told about this movie to Prabhu and Vasu. Rajani only declared the title for this movie as ‘Chandramukhi’. They fixed Simran for the character of Ganga. But she become pregnant after the shooting has commenced. Later they gave this opportunity to Jyothika.