Giving further fillip to the misunderstanding that already exists between him and Simbu, actor Jeeva has gone on record saying that Simbu always ‘stabs from the back’ and doesn’t indulge in fighting ‘in front of the face’. For the past few months or so, actors Simbu and Jeeva appear to be not in sync with each other.
It all started with the release of the film ‘Ko’ during the first-half of this year. The film starring Jeeva and debutant Karthika and directed by K.V. Anand went on to become a box-office hit and is still going strong even after completing 100 days. It was Simbu who was originally booked by Anand to play the hero in the film. Simbu developed some ‘misunderstanding’ with Anand over the choice of heroine and exited from the film.
Jeeva then stepped into Simbu’s shoes and the rest is history. In his various interviews to the press, Simbu appears to be reluctant in recognizing the success of ‘Ko’ and accept the fact that he missed out on a ‘superhit’ film probably due to his ‘ego’. Jeeva was recently talking to newsmen when he was asked about his equation with Simbu.
He replied that “Simbu had never been a good friend to me. Healthy competition between actors is welcome in this industry. In Simbu’s case though, he indulges in back-stabbing which won’t pave way for healthy competition at all.”
On the professional front, Jeeva is doing fine with many films by leading directors on his hands. He has films like ‘Vanthaan Vendraan’, Mysskin’s ‘Mugamoodi’ and an untitled film by Gautham Menon (tentatively titled ‘Nithya’) which keep him very busy.