The shooting of Simbu’s upcoming film Osthi has finally come to an end. Osthi is the Tamil remake of the Bollywood super-hit film Dabangg which starred Salman Khan in the lead. For the first time in his career, Simbu is donning the khaki uniform in the role of a tough, honest cop in the film. Dharani, who has been away from the limelight for the past few years, is itching to make a strong comeback as director through this film.
Osthi also marks the Tamil debut as heroine for Richa Gangopadhyay, a popular name in Tollywood. Contrary to the widely-held perception that directors who work with Simbu get exasperated by the time the film’s shooting ends has been proved wrong by Dharani, who has managed to share an excellent rapport with the temperamental star.
Major portions of the film have been shot in Mysore. Simbu is said to have offered his wholesome cooperation including turning up for the shoot at the right time in the morning and staying late whenever required. In order to keep Simbu in high spirits and in a cooperative mood, the producer reportedly fixed powerful lights at the adjacent ground for Simbu to play ‘night cricket’ for 3 hours every night with the Unit members.
Unwinding himself by playing cricket has been Simbu’s passion for so many years now. In his Facebook account, Simbu has recorded that the shooting of Osthi, which was shot continually for 87 days, had come to an end. “Dharani and the entire Unit have worked really hard….hard-work never fails anyone….Music launch would be held on 6th October….
“I have written a novel story and screenplay for Kettavan….I’m sure it’d appeal to the viewers in a big way,” says Simbu.