Actor Silambarasan TR, who was last seen in the short film Karthik Dial Seydha Yenn, has penned an emotional letter about late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and these COVID19 times. Simbu expressed his condolences and prayed for strength to Sushant’s family. He also asked the people to stay calm in these unprecedented times and fight the crisis together.
He also added that he wanted the late actor’s upcoming film Dil Bechara to be released in theatres much like composer AR Rahman and Sushant’s fans.
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The letter began with Simbu saying that he is devastated by the loss of his friends – Dr. Sethuraman, Chiranjeevi Sarja, and now Sushant. “I consider this to be a great loss for the cinema industry and pray that their souls rest in peace. No amount of condolences can help their families in this situation, but I pray they recover from this terrible loss,” read the letter.
He asked for the release of Sushant’s Dil Bechara on the big screens instead of a direct OTT premiere (although, production house Fox Star Studios has been tight-lipped about the same). Helmed by renowned casting director Mukesh Chhabra, the film is the official remake of Hollywood romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars. “The world should know that death can never block the success of an actor and the only way to do it is by exhibiting the film on the big screen,” said Simbu in his letter.
He also said, “Anybody can stand back on their feet no matter what the situation is. Never do away with the idea that you can always succeed,” read the letter.
“I pray for the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones to the virus. All that we ever hear now is the sound of ambulances and the news of death. It is necessary for us to develop immunity but I don’t want any of you to panic in this situation because that is the bigger problem than the virus now. Though we’re not able to help each other in person, we can always offer mental support. We can always tell each other that we’re there for one another and uplift ourselves. A corona-free world is possible if we fight together. So let’s battle this situation with courage and emerge bigger just like how we emerged after several natural calamities,” he added.
The sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput who shot to fame with Kai Po Che! has created a stir in the industry. The Chhichhore star who died by suicide at his home in Bandra, Mumbai, on Sunday morning has been the topic of discussion on social media for the last few days owing to the nature of his death, his on-screen personality and career, and the speculation that Bollywood had reportedly refused to help him despite knowing of his long battle with depression.
The news also sparked discussions about mental health and its importance and the prevailing nepotism in the industry that is speculated to be one of the reasons for his death.
Simbu will work on Venkat Prabhu‘s Maanaadu post lockdown. Recently, his father, actor-director-distributor T Rajendar put out a statement rubbishing rumours about Simbu’s wedding. The actor clarified that they are on the lookout for a suitable girl and will officially announce the news once something has been decided.
“சிலம்பரசனின் ஜாதகத்திற்கு பொருத்தமான பெண்னை பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறோம். பெண் அமைந்ததும் சிலம்பரசன் திருமணம் பற்றிய நற்செய்தியை முதலில் பத்திரிக்கை வாயிலாக உங்கள் அனைவருக்கும் அதிகாரப்பூர்வமாக நாங்களே அறிவிப்போம்”
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