Simbu is all set to enter director Vetrimaran’s fold. The ‘young superstar’ a.k.a. STR is likely to play the lead role in the award-winning director’s next film. Vetrimaran has become a much sought-after director after making just two films in Polladhavan and Aadukalam. Incidentally, both films starred Dhanush in the lead role while Aadukalam went on to fetch hi the national award for ‘best actor’.
There was talk in the industry that Vetrimaran’s next film might again star Dhanush in the lead. Murmurs were heard ‘accusing’ Vetrimaran of becoming the ‘official’ director of Dhanush. Apparently to put a full stop to those rumours and to take his promising career further, Vetrimaran has decided to make his next film with Simbu in the lead. The film is likely to be produced by Dhayanidhi Azhagiri of Cloud Nine Movies.
Dhayanidhi Azhagiri is said to be in a buoyant mood as his latest production venture Mankatha starring Ajith and many others in lead roles has met with phenomenal success at the box-office despite the many challenges he faced prior to releasing the film in theatres especially in view of the changed political scenario in the State. The Simbu-starrer is said to be a big-budget film and might also be the first period flick for the actor.
Insiders say that the film’s budget might touch 25 crore, easily making it the most expensive Simbu-starrer ever to have been made. It is also said that Vetrimaran, who had conceived the story with Dhanush in mind, is now making deft changes to suit STR’s acting style and image!
Simbu in a period flick? Let’s wait and watch!