New stills from Simbu’s upcoming film with director Adhik Ravichandran, Anbaanavan, Asaraathavan, Adangaathavan, have delighted his fans to the core.
Simbu is, for the first time, playing three different characters in this film, each of which have a distinctly different shade. While the first character is called Madurai Michael, the next is called Ashwin Thaatha and the third is that of a youngster, the look and name of which are yet to be revealed.
The stills currently released are that of the Madurai Michael character. Both Simbu and Shriya‘s look in the stills have come in for praise from fans, who are thrilled with the fact that Simbu’s Madurai Michael character is actually a T Rajendar fan in the film.
While many are delighted with the look, not many are aware of the efforts the actor is making to ensure that he plays these parts to perfection.
Says a source, “Simbu is leaving no stone unturned to play each of these parts to perfection. He has had to put on around 20 kilos for the Madurai Michael and Ashwin Thaatha looks. There was a lot of difficulty associated with gaining so much weight but Simbu is a go-getter. Moreover, he has immense confidence in director Adhik Ravichandran’s skills. Now, the big challenge is he has to lose these 20 kgs for the third character that he plays in the film.”
Simbu will not only have to lose 20 kgs but will also have to lose it in just about a month’s time!
“The filmmakers have plans of releasing the film in February-March next year. Therefore, the portions pertaining to the third character have to be ready by January. Currently, Simbu is filming the portions pertaining to the Madurai Michael and Ashwin Thaatha characters. Each of these characters pose different sets of challenges to an artiste but Simbu has handled them beautifully. After completing this, he will focus on reducing all the weight he has gained. He will have to reduce it all by New Year. It is a tough ask but Simbu is up to it. He is gearing up for the challenge,” says the source, who also discloses that a new tough, intensive diet and workout regime has been planned for the actor.
“He has set his mind on it and he will achieve it,” says the source, who informs that along with the actor, his team also is getting ready to face the weight challenge.