“I chose this film mainly because of the director and the producer of the film Sai. Everyone in the industry talks about an aspiring actor’s struggles. However, aspiring producers go through a lot of struggles. An actor succeeds only when the producer is successful. I have also known Sampath for quite some time now and we have been discussing good scripts. Of all that we discussed, why I chose to do a horror film because I believe it is a producer-friendly genre. Apart from crime thrillers, it is this genre that attracts the mass to theatres,” Ashok told DT Next. Mayathirai is set in the backdrop of a theatre, which has Chandini Tamilarasan and Sheela Rajkumar as female leads.