When director Nandini Reddy approached Malavika Nair for upcoming Telugu comedy Kalyana Vaibhogame, the actress refused the offer the first time. However, Malavika regretted her decision when Reddy called her again and narrated the film’s story.
In an interview to The Hindu, Malavika said: “I refused the offer the first time. Then Nandini called and narrated the story over phone. While talking to her, I got taken in by how she narrated. I regretted being adamant and refusing the film at first”. She also revealed that her character in the film gave her more scope to explore humour. Despite being a Malayali and completely alien to Telugu, she dubbed in her own voice for the film.