It is no secret that 2017 was a rather forgettable year for young star Simbu. His much-hyped June release Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan turned out to be a dud at the box office and failed to impress critics. In fact, the response was so terrible that the makers were forced to cancel its sequel. To make matters worse, shortly thereafter, the producer accused him of unprofessional behaviour and claimed to have suffered monetary losses because of him.
“After he was formally signed for the project, he hardly turned up for any discussion. Shooting was impossible for he hardly turned up. On many occasions, we had to pack up for the day without even canning a single shot. Though we paid him the remuneration, he never honoured his commitment. He would turn up at the end of the day with some excuse,” the producer added.
Responding to these accusations, STR had said that such negativity could not stop him from entertaining his fans.
“It should have been a 1 part film but due to the budget issue, we had to make it a 2 part film. There have been issues but what bothered me was that the producer could have told me about it rather than blowing up the issue after 6 months You can stop me from acting, but you cannot stop me from entertaining my fans,” STR had added.
With 2017 in the past, Simbu is working on his next film Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. The film is a Mani Ratnam directorial and will feature STR in a new avatar. As it so happens, the star is working on his fitness and has transformed himself quite remarkably. In his latest gym pic, he can be seen in a beefed up avatar that he carries of like a boss. His intensity is hard to miss and he surely means business.
So, will Chekka Chivantha Vaanam help STR get his career back on track? Tell us in the space below.