Actor Silambarasan aka Simbu is said to have decided not to act in films produced by Lyca Productions as the production house has not paid him his salary dues properly.
According to a report in a Tamil daily, Lyca Productions, who are making his Sundar C directorial Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven, did not pay him his dues regularly. It is said that the actor refused to shoot a song for the film, and it was done only after the final settlement of his salary. This was reportedly the reason the film did not release on Pongal.
It is also said that this could’ve been why he was replaced by actor Siddharth in Indian 2.
Directed by Sundar C, Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven, starring Simbu in the lead, will now release on February 1 ahead of the actor’s birthday on February 3. The film was initially scheduled for a Pongal release with Petta and Viswasam.
The director, in a conversation, told Silverscreen that the hero of his film will embody the spirit of the youth today. “The hero is in tune with himself and with the scenario he finds himself in. He is not immature or naive. He is the complete man. It’s not just for STR fans. It is for everybody. That’s what I told Simbu when we first spoke about the movie. Vantha Rajava Thaan Varuven has something for everybody.”
Apart from Simbu, the film also stars Megha Akash and Catherine Tresa in the lead. Prabhu, Ramya Krishnan, Nasser, VTV Ganesh, ‘Motta’ Rajendran, Robo Shankar, Yogi Babu are supporting actors. Music is by Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi and Jeeva.
Simbu’s upcoming films include Maanadu, a political drama directed by Venkat Prabhu. He will reportedly be seen as a martial arts expert in the film, and will be traveling to Bangkok for special training for his role. He also has a yet-to-be titled film with director Gautham Menon, which has music by AR Rahman, and another film with director Karthik Naren.