Simbu alias STR is not at all upset about the fact that his upcoming film ‘Vaanam’ has been slapped with an ‘U/A’ certificate. In fact, Simbu is happy and thankful to his director that his performance in the film almost ‘moved to tears’ the female members of the Censor Board who watched the film early this week before clearing it with no cuts and an U/A certificate.
It’s been more than an year that Simbu had his last release in Tamil in ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya’. The film, directed by Gautham Menon, had Trisha opposite him and was a runaway hit thanks to the treatment of the romantic story by Menon and some melodious numbers by Rehman. Simbu, for once, didn’t use his ‘fingers’ but used his performance to attract audience and succeeded in big way.
‘Vaanam’, remake of the Telugu hit ‘Vedam’, is directed by Krish who directed the original version too. “Yeah, there had been considerable gap since VTV released. Though Vaanam has more than one hero and many heroines, I’m sure my role of ‘Cable Raja’ would be a hit with the masses and my fans.
“I was extremely happy when some female members of the (Censor) Board came to me and appreciated my performance by shaking hands with me. Yuvan has done great work with the songs,” says Simbu and adds that contrary to what has been appearing in the press, he didn’t regret having missed out starring in ‘Ko’ which has become a hit. Readers might recall that Simbu was first approached by Anand to star in the film; only when he pulled out of the film did Jiiva step in.
Simbu says he’s keen to sustain the ‘image’ he got after VTV and the choice of his films ought to be on those lines, he felt. “Going by fans’ reaction, I think I made the right decision in refusing to do ‘Ko’. No hard feelings for me,” says Simbu.
Tailpiece: STR is said to be speaking to the likes of Mysskin and Cheran to star in their films later this year!