Simbu Croons in Kannada


PUBLISHED IN DECCAN CHRONICLE - BENGALURU DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 02-05-2018

Simbu makes his Kannnada debut as a singer

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Art has no borders, and actor-filmmaker-singer Simbu is proving just that. After having recently made his debut as a composer in Tamil cinema, he’s now stepping into the Kannada industry as a singer. We learn that he has lent his voice for Kantha Kannali’s upcoming directorial, Iruvudellava Bittu. The director is quit excited and is convinced that Simbu will help the song garner a lot of attention. 

“The lyrics by Dr Nagendra Prasad talks about how people inflict troubles upon themselves. The song advocates that it’s better to forget everything and enjoy life,” he says. “The composer, Sridhar V Sambram, has created a high-energy tune. Simbu really liked the tune too, and agreed to sing.” 

The recording of the song is already complete, and the entire process of readying the song apparently took as long as four months. “We wanted to go beyond language, and make music. That’s why we wanted a celebrity who ‘s also a good musician. Simbu fit the bill, and he has really added value to the song,” adds the director, who is in awe of the actor’s dedication to his work. “He learnt the meaning of each word and got the diction right. He rehearsed quite a few times before the final recording.” 

Kantha says that it also allowed him an opportunity to have conversations with the actor about several topics, including films, Kannada cinema, and the current issues bothering the two states. Iruvudellava Bittu, the director’s second film, features Megha Raj in the lead with Tilak, Shekar, and Shri Mahadev in the cast too.

PUBLISHED IN NEW INDIAN EXPRESS DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 1-5-2018


STR sings a peppy Kannada Song

STR croons for a Kannada Movie, Iruvudellava bittu. Penned by Kaviratna Nagendra Prasad, composed by Sridhar V Sambhram, recently, a peppy song recorded in T nagar residence.

Movie directed by Kanthraj Kanalli, who did his debut in Kannada Film industry as independent director in 2017 through 'Jalsa' and Produced by Devraj Davanagere featuring Meghana Raj, Tilak Shekar, Achyuth Kumar and Shri Mahadev.

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam - Onlocation


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PUBLISHED IN KALKI TAMIL WEEKLY MAGAZINE DATED 06/05/2018

மணிரத்னத்தின் இயக்கம் மேஜிக்!

PUBLISHED IN MAALAIMURASU DAILY TAMIL EVENING NEWS PAPER DATED 27/04/2018

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SIMBU VISITS LAKES IN CAUVERY DELTA


Actor Simbu has been in news for his different approach to the Cauvery issue. His #Uniteforhumanity was trending on online platforms last week in which STR appealed to the people of Karnataka to extend a glass of water to their Tamil neighbours. The idea got good response and received widespread appreciation and created goodwill for the actor.

STR announced he would soon start his campaign for Cauvery. On Thursday, the VTV actor was spotted at Salem’s Mookaneri lake along with popular environmentalist and activist Piyush Manush, known for adopting lakes and saving them from contamination and pollution. He took a ride on a boat along with others to get firsthand info. And it was said that he wants to study in detail about the situation of the Cauvery Delta areas.

During their visit, Piyush Manush also explained to the VTV actor the importance of conserving water as well as telling him about the need to restore water in the Cauvery river. Speaking to the press, the actor said that he would be visiting the nearby lakes as well and after analysing the situation, he would talk more about his plans.

PUBLISHED IN DECCAN CHRONICLE DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 21/04/2018

Unite For Humanity - PUBLIC OPINION


EXCLUSIVE : Here's STR's special message

A message from STR, Thanks to People, press & those who criticized earlier what I said in the press meet please don't apologize for misunderstanding &mention it because it will look bad for those who read the tag. I know u din mean it . Let's all unite & spread love . God bless.

( Through Phone Call )

Simbu Cauvery Speech After Effects


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Published in Vijay Karnataka Daily Kannada News Paper Dated 12/04/2018

Actor Simbu's Emotional Press Meet On Cauvery Issue


சிம்புவின், 'அட்வைஸ்' எடுபடுமா

PUBLISHED IN DINAMALAR DAILY TAMIL NEWS PAPER DATED 28/03/2018

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Rekka director clarifies about Simbu meeting

A picture of Simbu along with Rathina Siva, who directed Rekka, has been doing the rounds on social media since Monday night. This has made everyone speculate about the filmmaker teaming up with Simbu. However, he has since clarified on Twitter that it was a “friendly meet”. A source close to the actor, however, reveals that Rathina Siva might write a script for Simbu. The actor is currently occupied with Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, while Rathina Siva is still awaiting the release of his film with Arun Vijay, Vaa Deal, which is yet to see the limelight.

PUBLISHED IN THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 28/03/2018

Simbu to team up with Rathina Siva?

When Siva was contacted, the director said nothing is confirmed yet.
The latest buzz on STR is that he will soon be teaming up with Rathina Siva of Rekka fame. At the moment Simbu is busy with Mani Ratnam’s film Chekka Chivandha Vaanam . A picture of Simbu and Siva is making the rounds on twitter since Monday, leading to all the speculation about their pairing up.

When Siva was contacted, the director said nothing is confirmed yet. “I am still waiting for STR’s confirmation. It was only a friendly meeting with annan. Waiting to rock with my Thalaivan.”

CCV is expected to release later this year. Produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, the movie has an ensemble cast including STR, Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swami, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Aditi Rao. Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Thiagarajan and Mansoor Ali Khan are also in it. While AR Rahman scores the music while Santhosh Sivan cranks the camera.


PUBLISHED IN DECCAN CHRONICLE DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 28/03/2018

என் தந்தையை குறை சொல்ல யாருக்கும் தகுதி இல்லை.

PUBLISHED IN MAALAIMALAR DAILY EVENING NEWS PAPER DATED 26-MARCH-2018

Simbu lashes out at meme-makers


Simbu, who's busy with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, will reportedly make a guest appearance on a TV channel through video log. The Twitter page of the channel uploaded a video of him talking about his father, T Rajendherr, who's one of the judges in the show, alongside singers Karthik and Srinivas. 

Simbu lashed out at those who mock his father. He said, "My father is one of the most senior artistes in the industry, and I feel hurt when I see others troll him. I don't understand why people criticise him for what he talks and how he is." 

He also added, "He doesn't have bad habits in life, and people who mock him are jealous of his talent. But again, there are many who respect him. Only because of those, my father has achieved a lot. And, I would like to thank each one of them."

PUBLISHED IN THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 26/March/2018

TR ன் அரசியல் வாழ்க்கை பற்றி மனம் திறந்த சிம்பு


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PUBLISHED IN MAALAIMURASU DAILY TAMIL EVENING NEWS PAPER DATED 23/03/2018

யுவன் , சிரிஷை பாராட்டிய சிம்பு


PUBLISHED IN THAIMOLI MALAYSIA DAILY TAMIL NEWS PAPER DATED 23/03/2018

Raja Ranguski - Naa Yaarunu Theriyuma single

SIMBU GETS EMOTIONAL ON SUPER SINGER STAGE


This weekend’s episodes of Super Singer 6 will have Simbu interacting with the participants. With the teaser of the show giving us a glimpse of the star’s emotional side, the team at Super Singer promises this one to be a fun episode. 

A source close to the channel says, “Simbu had come for the first season, way back in 2006. He never came after that. Now that he is also dabbling as a music composer, the team thought it would be best to invite him for the singing reality show. They have been requesting him for some time and things have worked out only now. Since he is making an appearance on the show after a 12-year gap, the team wanted to make it special.” 

The source adds that once he came on stage, there was a huge uproar from the audience. “He has the ability to emotionally connect with the audience. And these weren’t just his fans; it was a mixed crowd. The highlight was that he was ready to do anything — be it singing or dancing. Usually, a big star would be a little apprehensive. But he was kind enough to oblige. He sang thrice — he rendered a few lines of Thalli Pogathey, a song from his own composition, and also when contestants Senthil and Rajalakshmi requested him to sing a few lines of a folk song. He had come straight from a shoot, but when the anchor asked him to dance, he did happily,” adds the source. The contestants sang hit numbers from both Simbu’s films and his father T Rajendherr’s movies. We hear that the actor also made an emotional speech that moved the audience and the team. The show is hosted by Priyanka and Ma Ka Pa Anand, and the contestants are competing as teams — Team Unnikrishnan and Swetha Mohan, and Team Benny Dayal and Anuradha Sriram.

PUBLISHED IN TIMES OF INDIA DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 10/3/2018

Old classics, blockbusters take over Tamil Nadu theatres


Following the strike initiated by the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council along with other film associations from neighbouring states against digital service providers like QUBE and UFO, there have been no new releases this week in Tamil and Telugu. Reportedly, the Malayalam and Kannada industries seem to have sorted out issues and are not part of the strike. Though 11 Tamil films were released last Friday and 9 films the previous weekend, they all sank without a trace. 

In a quick damage control measure, several theatre owners have opted to re-release recent and old blockbusters as, after all, audiences would not mind watching a hit film for the second time. This includes STR - Trisha’s Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya, Siddharth- Andrea’s Aval, Vikram Vedha, old MGR classic Adimai Penn, Ajith’s Vedalam, Vijay’s Mersal, Meesaiya Murukku and Sakka Podu Podu Raja. Surprisingly, the list also comprises Hollywood hits like Titanic and 3D animated fantasy adventure Coco.

PUBLISHED IN DECCAN CHRONICLE DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 4/3/2018

Kaala Teaser - STR Version

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How Dare you Give Red Card to Simbu? : T. R

மணிரத்னத்தோடு சிம்பு! வைரலாகும் புகைப்படம்!!


PUBLISHED IN MAALAIMURASU DAILY EVENING TAMIL NEWS PAPER DATED 26/02/2018

Simbu doesn't play an engineer in CCV


PUBLISHED IN NEW INDIAN EXPRESS DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 26/2/2018

I am thrilled that I am getting to be in close proximity with Mani Ratnam


Only a lucky few gets noticed and appreciated in their debut film. ‘Appani’ Sarath, who impressed one and all with his performance in Mollywood film Angamaly Diaries, is now debuting in Tamil and even has a Mani Ratnam project lined up! What’s the dream ride like? Sarath tells us, “I got a few offers from Tamil in the recent past, but couldn’t take them up as I had projects in Malayalam. My first in the Tamil industry is Lingusamy’s Sandakozhi 2. I play the villain in it. 

It was while shooting for this film in December that I got a call from Mani sir’s assistant, saying that sir had watched Angamaly Diaries and liked my performance! And he goes on to say that in Mani Ratnam’s new project, there is a character for me. They asked me to send my photos and also come to the office one day, which I did when I went for the second schedule shoot of Sandakozhi 2.” 

He adds, “It’s a serious character and I did a screen test. I will start shooting my portions on March 11. I am not in a position to speak much about the role, though.” 

A self-confessed fan of Mani’s films, Sarath avers that like every other film lover, he, too, admires the movies of the maverick director. “Beyond the fact that I got to work with him, I am thrilled that I am getting to be in close proximity with Mani Ratnam. I am super thrilled and happy. I have not spoken to him yet, but I believe it’s truly a blessing that such an opportunity has come my way. I love Tamil and can speak and understand it very well. After Angamaly Diaries, I was interested in acting in Tamil films and had applied for auditions. Next year, you can expect a few Tamil films featuring me as the hero. The discussions are on, and the scripts are almost done,” he signs off.

PUBLISHED IN TIMES OF INDIA DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 25/02/2018

STR EXCLUSIVE - LATEST PHOTO




Mani Ratnam’s film is set against the backdrop of a controversial nuclear plant

The shoot of Mani Ratnam’s multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam kicked off on February 12 with Arvind Swami. His latest muse, Aditi Rao Hydari, will join the unit in March, alongside Miss India-finalist and model Dayana Erappa.

While the 47-year-old Arvind Swami will be seen as a politician in the film, Aditi will be seen as a strong woman in a male-dominated cast who is at the centre of this social drama. The ensemble cast also features Simbu as an engineer, Arun Vijay as the antagonist and Aishwarya Rajesh and Prakash Raj in interesting roles. Titled Nawab in Telugu, the bilingual will also be dubbed in Hindi. “Last month, there were multiple workshops and narrations with the cast when it was revealed that the story follows the life and relationships of four brothers from a middle-class family. It is set against the backdrop of a controversial nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu and a human rights and environmental violation owning to increase in methane pollution. The film will span three decades,” a source close to the development told us.

PUBLISHED IN TIMES OF INDIA DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 18/02/2018

This could be Oviya's Year


It appears 2018 is going to be the year of Oviya. The actress became an overnight sensation post her Bigg Boss stint. She was all the rage on social media. Her fans created hash tags such as ‘Oviya Army’ and ‘Save Oviya Movement’ when housemates on the reality show intimidated her. 

Till today she has been in constant touch with her fans through social media. And now, adding to her long list of movies, Oviya has signed her first female-centric movie titled 90ml, which is directed by Anita Udeep of Kulir fame. The first look quirky poster has already gone viral. In the poster, we see Oviya in a cheery mood with a tea glass and a bun in the hand and on the other side there is a wine glass with the title 90ml written on it.

An interesting aspect is that Simbu has been brought on board for music composition. One may recall how Simbu was supporting Oviya during her stint in Bigg Boss and there were even rumours linking them romantically, which both rubbished in no uncertain terms. 

STR made his debut as composer with Santhanam’s Sakka Podu Podu Raja last year. He also released a New Year’s party track titled Marana Matta with Oviya lending her voice. The song went viral, thanks to ‘Oviya Army’ and ‘STR Army.’ And now Oviya is all set to conquer more hearts and fans with STR for company in a movie that could help define her career.

PUBLISHED IN DECCAN CHRONICLE DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 16-02-2018

There couldn’t have been a better launchpad in films than with Mani Ratnam: Dayana Erappa




Mani Ratnam has always been known for identifying talent. The latest one being introduced by him is the Coorg lass and former Miss India finalist, Dayana Erappa. “This was a surreal experience. I got a call from Mani Ratnam’s production house, during which they asked me to send pictures. I had to figure out if it was genuine and once verified, I sent the pictures. I didn’t hear from them for long. Three months later, I got a call asking me to audition in Mumbai. Once I did and my video was sent to Mani sir, he asked me to fly down to Chennai for another video test. This time, I was given a different set of lines. He was impressed with how I could pick the language and lines, despite not being from Chennai. 

I explained how living in Bengaluru had me knowing many languages and that I can converse in Tamil and Malayalam, too. A few days later, I was informed that I’d bagged a role in his film. I thought it would be a small role and was thrilled at getting the experience of working with a filmmaker like him. But when they announced the film saying they are introducing me, I realised that I was one of the leads,” says an excited Dayana, who has already undergone a workshop for the film. She is slated to begin shooting in March. “There couldn’t have been a better launch pad for me in films. I’d never thought of a career in films like this, but I’m nervous, too, as it will be a brand new journey all over again,” she says, adding that she is eagerly waiting to meet her co-stars and begin work.

PUBLISHED IN TIMES OF INDIA (CHENNAI TIMES) DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 14/02/2018

4 ஹீரோ படத்தை 55 நாட்களில் முடிக்க திட்டம்


Published in TAMILMURASU Daily Tamil  Evening News Paper Dated 12-02-2018

மணிரத்னம் இயக்கத்தில் உருவாகும் செக்கச்சிவந்த வானம்


Published in MAALAIMURASU Daily Tamil Evening News Paper Dated 11/02/2018

STR & GVM Team up again after VTV & AYM

PUBLISHED IN THE HINDU(TAMIL) DAILY TAMIL NEWS PAPER DATED 10/02/2018

Mani Ratnam's next , Chekka Chivantha Vaanam


PUBLISHED IN THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 10/02/2018

Mani titles film after red sky


Renowned filmmaker Mani Ratnam's most anticipated film's title has been revealed. The movie, with an ensemble cast of Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swamy, Prakah Raj, Jyothika, Aditi Rao and Aishwarya Rajesh, has been titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam in Tamil and Nawab in Telugu. Buzz is, in a major reshuffle, actor Arun Vijay replaces Fahad Fasil who was walked out of the movie due to clash of dates with his other film. While AR Rahman is the music composer, Santhosh Sivan is the cinematographer. 

PUBLISHED IN DECCAN CHRONICLE DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 10/02/2018

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam - First-look Poster

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Published in MAALAIMALAR Daily Tamil Evening News Paper Dated 2/2/2018

OVIYA SINGS FOR STR

PUBLISHED IN THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS DAILY ENGLISH NEWS PAPER DATED 1/2/2018

மோகன் ராஜா இயக்கத்தில் சிம்புவா?

Published in Dina Idhal Daily Tamil News Paper Dated 01/01/2017

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