Actor Simbu aka STR is currently shooting for the biggie with Mani Ratnam Chekka Chivantha Vaanam which has a stellar star cast. The shooting is underway at brisk pace and is gearing up for year-end release. Simbu also has the Gautham Menon directorial which will be a sequel to Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa which is yet to be confirmed by the actor. However, buzz in Tamil film circles is that it will happen in the near future. And while this is happening, news has it that Simbu may collaborate with Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru director Karthick Naren for his next after Mani Ratnam’s film. Emerging reports reveal that Karthick Naren met STR about this and the two had a lengthy discussion about the same. If this materializes, then it would be one of the most watched out for film in Kollywood in the upcoming season.
Karthick Naren is gearing up for his second directorial Naragasooran which stars Arvind Swami, Shriya Saran, Sundeep Kishan and and Indrajith Sukumaran. Naragasooran is being produced by Gautham Menon under his banner Ondraga Entertainment. Said to be a fantasy thriller, Naragsooran has been in the pipeline for a long time because of various delays and is soon expected to hit the marquee.
On the other hand, Silambarasan is busy with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam which also stars Arvind Swami, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aditi Rai Hydari, Aishwarya Rajesh and Vijay Sethupathi. Said to be an intense action thriller, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is said to be about three brothers, one of them being a cop.
Simbu was last seen in Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan which was directed by Adhik Ravichandran. The film was a disaster at the box office after it couldn’t impress the audience. The film has had its own share of controversies with Simbu and the producer Michael Rayappan indulging in a war of words post the failure of the film.