STR Latest Selfies

Lyricist Thamarai back to work

Published in DECCAN CHRONICLE Daily English News Paper Dated 16-May-2015

Manjima to romance Simbu and Chaitanya in Gautham Menon's next

Malayali actress, Manjima Mohan has been handpicked by director Gautham Menon to play the lead opposite simbu in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual, Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada. Naga Chaitanya is the hero in the Telugu version. 

Confirming the news, Manjima says, “I'm happy to be part of Gautham's film. I was in talks with him for the past few weeks. He happened to watch my recent Malayalam film Oru Vadakkan Selfie and I got a call for audition. I'm over the moon right now.“ Manjima has been cast as the lead actress in both the versions of the film. The film's shooting had begun last year with Simbu and Pallavi Subhash in the lead roles.However, with Pallavi opting out of the film due to lack of dates, Manjima was roped in. 

Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English News Paper Dated 15-May-2015

STR , Andrea Roped in for Thiruttu Kalyanam songs

Published in DECCAN CHRONICLE Daily English News Paper Dated 15-MAY-2015

Simbu - Selvaraghavan film Pooja

Manjima Replaces Pallavi Subash

Published in NEW INDIA EXPRESS Daily English News Paper Dated 14-May-2015

Manjima is the new heroine for Simbu

Published in DECCAN CHRONICLE Daily English News Paper Dated 14-May-2015

Aasamela Aasa Song Making Video

Movie : Thiruttukkalyanam | Singers: STR and Malavika | Music : Vaidyanath Reddy

Manjima Mohan to Star Opposite STR in AYM

The expectation for Acham Yenbathu Madamaiyada is high, since its coming from the hit trio of Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya - (GVM, A.R.Rahman and Simbu). Now, 'Oru Vadakkan Selfie' Heroine Manjima Mohan roped in to play the female lead in Acham Yenbathu Madamaiyada.


Catherine Tresa Replaces Trisha in Selva's film

We had reported that Trisha has walked out of Sel varaghavan's upcoming film with Simbu. Now, the buzz is that the director has managed to find a replacement in no time and has roped in Madras girl Catherine Tresa as the heroine of the film.Confirms a source in the know, “Yes, Selva has finalised Catherine for the film. He had called her in for an audition on Sunday and after that, he was convinced that she would fit the part.“ We hear that Catherine will be given the full brief on her role by Wednesday and the team will start shooting for the film from this Thursday . 

Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English News Paper Dated 12-May-2015

I lost everything; money,my film,my girl: STR

This is just not the Simbu we usually get to see! The actor, who is generally cheerful and enthusiastic, was in a very sombre mood at the audio launch of Santhanam's upcoming film. In fact, his voice broke and he took a few minutes to compose himself, before speaking into the mic, and when he did, he stunned the audience with his speech. 

A visibly dejected Simbu said, “I have had no single release for the past two years. But personally , in the last two years, I have learnt a lot about life. I have had personal experiences that have tried me... I might have been born with a silver spoon, but I went through a lot. I lost everything. I lost films, I lost money; it hurts when I go and ask for money from my mother for my daily expenses. When I lost money and films, I thought that I at least, I have someone who loves me, who I was in love with, too, by my side. But now, the girl (Hansika) also has gone. (Hansika) also has gone.Throughout that period, the thought that I would get married one day , have children of my own... But that too is not happening now. It was when I lost everything in life, that I realised that I have only my breath with me. I am still alive, and I believe that I am alive for for a purpose on this earth, and I hope to bounce back for my fans soon.“ 

Talking about his next film with Gautham Menon, he said, “When we were working on Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada, Gautham told me that he'd like to do Ajith's film and get back to mine a little later. I agreed to it because he stood by me when I was in trouble. People told him not to cast me in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, still, he believed in me and he offered me that film -which is now considered a cult film of sorts. I respect him for the trust he had in me.“ 

 Simbu's film Vaalu was supposed to release on May 9 -but now, it has been pushed further and the release date is undecided. “It was after a lot of changes in the release dates, that it was finally scheduled for May 9. It is painful, and I am sad. But when I was wondering why God tests me so much, my dad came to my rescue. Now, he has taken over the release and I hope it hits the screens soon.“ 

Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English News Paper Dated 12-May-2015

Did TR come to his son STR's rescue?

Published in DECCAN CHRONICLE Daily English News Paper Dated 9-May-2015

செல்வராகவன் படத்தில் சிலம்பரசன்-திரிஷா மீண்டும் ஜோடி சேர்ந்தார்கள்.

Published in DAILYTHANTHI (Vellimalar) Tamil News Paper Dated 8-May-2015

Simbu ,Thaman's plans for Ajith's Birthday

Published in DECCAN CHRONICLE Daily English News Paper Dated 30-April-2015

Vaalu - Today's Paper Ad (29-APRIL-15)


UK & France Show Times

United Kingdom

Vaalu : 28-APRIL-15 Paper Ad


Vaalu : 26-April-2015 Paper Ad

Timmiri - 26-4-2015 Paper Ad with Theatre Listings (Dubbed version of Osthe)

Andhra Jyothy (Telugu News Paper)

சிம்புவுக்கு ஜோடியாக லட்சுமி மேனன் ?

மே 9ம் தேதி சிம்பு, ஹன்சிகா, சந்தானம் நடிப்பில் உருவான ‘ வாலு’ அப்டம் வெளியாக இருக்கிறது. கடந்த 2வருட காலமாக மேக்கிங்கிலேயே இருந்துவந்த இப்படத்தில் ரிலீஸ் தேதி மட்டுமே பலமுறை மாற்றப்பட்டு கடைசியாக மே 9 என அறிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. 

இந்நிலையில் சிம்பு இந்த வருடம் கண்டிப்பாக மூன்று படமேனும் கொடுத்தாக வேண்டும் என்ற திட்டத்தில் இருக்கிறார். அதன்படி பாண்டிராஜ் இயக்கத்தில் சிம்பு, நயன்தாரா, சூரி நடிப்பில் உருவாகி வரும் ‘இது நம்ம ஆளு’ படமும் முடியும் தருவாயை எட்டியுள்ளது. 

அதேபாணியில் கௌதம் மேனனின் இயக்கத்தில் சிம்பு நடித்து வரும் அச்சம் என்பது மடமையடா’ படப்பிடிப்பும் நடந்து வருகிறது. இவ்விரண்டு படங்களின் நிறைவை அடுத்து சிம்பு செல்வராகவனின் இயக்கத்தில் புதிய படத்தில் நடிக்க இருக்கிறார். படத்திற்கு இசை யுவன் ஷங்கர் ராஜா. 

இது தவிர்த்து கிருத்திகா உதயநிதி இயக்கத்தில் புதிய படமொன்றிலும் சிம்பு நடிக்க இருக்கிறார். அந்த படத்தில் சிம்புவுக்கு ஜோடியாக நடிக்க லட்சுமி மேனன் ஒப்பந்தமாகியுள்ளதாக தகவல்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றன. இது தவிர்த்து சக்தி சௌந்தர் ராஜ இயக்கத்தில் ஜெயம் ரவியுடன் ஹீரோயினாகவும், அஜித்தின் தல 56 படத்தில் முக்கிய பாத்திரத்தில் நடிக்க இருக்கிறார் லட்சுமி மேனன். 

Published in NAM NAADU Malaysia Tamil News Paper Dated 25-April-2015

Vaalu - 25-April-2015 Paper Ad


Timmiri : 23-4-2015 Paper Ad

*Osthe Movie dubbed into Telugu as TIMMIRI

Rana to appear in a guest role in Gautham - Simbu film

Looks like Telugu star Rana Daggubati is on a signing spree in Kollywood. The actor, who is already doing Rajamouli's bilingual film, titled Mahabali in Tamil, and has signed on for the Tamil remake of Bangalore Days, is all set to play a guest role in Gautham Menon's next, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, which has Simbu in the lead. 

This is how it happened according to a source: “Gautham and Rana recently met in a star hotel in Chennai and discussed the script. Gautham narrated Rana's role and the actor has agreed to work on the film.He will be appearing in a guest role and is expected to shoot for his part soon.“ 

Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English news paper Dated 22-April-2015

Simbu does a Rajinikanth from Padayappa

As the fans are eagerly waiting for the release of his film with ex lover Hansika, the actor seems to be chilling with the cool mobile app which has become a rage in youth 

Adhingama aasai padarai aambalayum, Adhingama kovam padarai pombalayum nalla vaazhundadha charitrame kedaiyadhu” – This famous line of Rajinikanth from his superhit film Padayappa is one of the hot favourites among Rajini fans. Imagine Simbu mouthing this iconic dialogue in Rajini’s voice? Confused? No, this is not about Shamitabh being remade in Tamil with Simbu and Rajinikanth. I am talking about a rather cool mobile app Dubsmash, which allows users to create videos with famous dialogues being played in the background. This app is already a rage among the youth, and the latest star to try out is Simbu. 

The Vaalu actor posted a dubsmash video, in which we can see him lip syncing to Thalaivar’s famous line from Padayappa. Simbu posted the video on Twitter, tweeting,” Here it is #dubsmash super fun #Superstar #Thalaivar”. Simbu matched Rajini’s style by uttering the lines with Rajini like intensity, as he exuded superstar like charisma. No wonder the fans call him Little Superstar.

Source :  Bollywoodlife

Vaalu - 20-April-15 Paper Ad


Vaalu : 14-4-2015 Paper Ad



Dongaata : Break-up Antu Song Trailer

(STR - Guest Appearance)

Vaalu : 10-April-2015 Paper Ad



கிருத்திகா இயக்கத்தில் சிம்பு

Published in THE HINDU(தமிழ்) Daily Tamil News Paper Dated 28-March-2015
Photo Source : Vuin website 

நாங்கள் நெருக்கமான நண்பர்கள்

Published in THE HINDU(தமிழ்) Daily Tamil News Paper Dated 27-March-2015

Simbu, Anirudh on board for Kiruthiga's next

Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, who made her directional debut with Vanakkam Chennai, has roped in Simbu to play the lead in a yet-to-be-titled film. Interestingly , Anirudh, who had worked with her in her first film, will compose music for this one as well. 

A source close to the team confirms, “Simbu will play the lead in the film, and Anirudh has been roped in as the composer. The official announcement will be made by the end of this month.The female lead of the film and the rest of the cast are yet to be finalized.“ 

The source also adds, “It's too early to reveal about Simbu's character in the film. All we can say is that, it's an interesting commercial film with some beautiful romantic and emotional sequences. The shoot of the film is likely to begin in the month of May .“ 

Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English News Paper Dated 26-March-2015

கோலிவுட்டில் புதிய கூட்டணி

Published in MAALAI MURASU Daily Evening Tamil News Paper Dated 24-March-2015

Taapsee & Trisha in Selvaraghavan's project?

Speculations are rife about the cast and crew of Selvaraghavan's next film, which is set to begin in the month of April. The latest we hear, is that Taapsee and Trisha are likely to play the female leads in the film. For the first time, Selva will be teaming up with Simbu for an outand-out action film, which will have commercial elements in it as well. 

A source close to the team says, “There are many names doing the rounds in the industry about the cast of Selva's film. As of now, we are in talks with Taapsee and Trisha and they are likely to play the two heroines. Also, this time, Selva's script is an action entertainer, with fun elements in it. Simbu will sport a new look, and his character will be completely different from his earlier films.“ The source adds, “The team has a new producer on board. Some sequences of the film will be shot abroad too.“  The music of the film is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English News Paper Dated 23-March-2015

Selva to bring STR,Trisha together??

Published in DECCAN CHRONICLE Daily English News Paper Dated 22-March-2015

Simbu is a good friend of mine - Editor Antony | Times Of India

Did Simbu assist you on a project? 
Simbu is a good friend of mine, and he is someone who has knowledge of every department of movie-making.He helped me a few years ago in editing a project, and trust me, he is more professional as an editor. In fact, we paid him for completing the project to the point of perfection. 

Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English News Paper Dated 21-March-2015

A walk down memory lane

Published in DECCAN CHRONICLE Daily English News Paper Dated 21-March-2015

Deeksha Seth in Selva-Simbu project

Deeksha Seth, who made her Bollywood debut in the feel-good romantic film Lekar Hum Deewana Dil opposite Armaan Jain last year, will be seen in Selvaraghavan's next. A source reveals, "Deeksha will be playing the female lead in the film and the project is likely to go on floors this summer.

 This Dhanush production has Simbu in the lead. Deeksha, a Delhi lass, made her Tamil debut with Rajapattai with Vikram in 2011. She has also done a couple of Telugu films, and then she bagged her Bollywood movie. Now, after a short hiatus, she's back to Kollywood.
Published in TIMES OF INDIA Daily English News Paper Dated 17-March-2015

என் படத்தை தடுக்குறாங்க - சிம்பு அட்டாக்

'என் படத்தை ரிலீஸ் பண்ண விடாமல் தடுக்கிறார்கள். சிலர் எனக்கு எதிராக சதி செய்கிறார்கள்' என்கிறார் சிம்பு.' இது நம்ம ஆளு' , ' வாலு' என 2 படங்களில் ஒரே நேரத்தில் நடித்து வந்தார் சிம்பு. 

வாலு படம் இம்மாதம் 27ம் தேதி திரைக்கு வரும் என கூறப்பட்டது. ஆனால் படத்தை தள்ளிவைத்துவிட்டனர். ஏப்ரலில் வெளியாகலாம் என சொல்லப்பட்டது. ஆனால் இப்போது மே மாதம்தான் இந்த படம் வெளியாகும் என தெரிகிறது. இதை அறிந்து நொந்து போயிருக்கிறார் சிம்பு.

இது குறித்து டுவிட்டரில் அவர் கூறுகையில், "இப்போது என்னையே நான் இறைவனிடத்தில் கொடுத்துவிட்டேன். தாம் செய்யும் நல்ல காரியங்கள் மீது பிறருக்கு நம்பிக்கை இருக்கிறதோ இல்லையோ, எனக்கு இருக்கிறது. எனக்கு எதிராக ஒரு சிலர் தொடர்ந்து சதி செய்கிறார்கள். என் மீதான பொறாமை, வெறுப்பு காரணமாகவே இதுபோல் செய்கிறார்கள். ஆனால் அது பற்றி எனக்கு கவலை இல்லை" என்றார்.மனம் உடைந்து சிம்பு இப்படி சொல்லியிருப்பது சினிமா வட்டாரத்தில் சலசலப்பை ஏற்படுத்தியுள்ளது. ஏற்கனவே மன அமைதிக்காக இமயமலைக்கு அவர் சென்று வந்தார். அதன்பிறகு ஓரளவுக்கு சர்ச்சைகளிலிருந்து அவர் விடுபட்டார். ஆனால் சமீபகாலமாக, அவர் மீண்டும் சர்ச்சை நாயகனாக மாறி வருகிறார். ' திரும்ப நீ இமயமலைக்கு போய் வா' என அவருக்கு நெருக்கமானவர்கள் அட்வைஸ் தந்துள்ளார்களாம்.
Published in TAMILMURASU Daily Evening Tamil News Paper Dated 16-March-2015