Simbu, who is back on track after courting several controversies, will soon commence his political film Maanaadu, directed by Venkat Prabhu. Sources say STR has shed oodles of weight after vigorous workout sessions and a diet regime.
The maker of the film, Suresh Kamatchi, has officially announced that Kalyani Priyadarshan would be paired opposite STR and two veteran filmmakers Bharathiraja and SA Chandrashekar have also been roped in. Comedians Premgi and Karunakaran are also part of the cast. On the technical front, the makers announced Yuvan Shankar Raja as the music composer, Praveen KL as the editor and Rajeevan as the production designer while Richard Nathan will be handling the camera.
Venkat Prabhu had released a video posting a contest for fans of Simbu, and it begins with his trademark humour in a riposte to questions whether Simbu is onboard Maanaadu — ‘STR’s Maanaadu — a Venkat Prabhu Politics’.
The contest is to suggest a name for STR’s character in the movie. The lucky winner will get an opportunity to visit the sets of Maanaadu for a day....