Renowned cinematographer of movies like Puli, A aa, Raanjhanaa, Love Aaj Kal, Jab We Met, etc has turned actor through the movie Youth in 20012. Even though he is a busy cinematographer he has done more than dozen movies in his career. He will be seen with Nivin Pauly soon in the Tamil remake of super hit Kannada movie Ulidavaru Kandanthe. The director of the movie Gowtham Ramachandran said that Natty's role in the movie has created lots of confusion as it was a pivotal one and lots of actors were willing to do it. natty became a choice when they thought that it would be better if an actor with no image problem would do it.
Currently the crew is at Manapad coastal village for shooting. In an director director also revealed that Santa Maria is not the fixed title of the movie. Santa Maria was a choice not among the few that came up.