After a long gap, Simbu had started shooting for ‘Maanaadu’ directed by Venkat Prabhu and produced by Suresh Kamatchi, and when things were going at a good pace, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the production to a halt in March. Even before Maanaadu, Simbu had committed to do a film, the remake of the Kannada blockbuster ‘Mufti’. The film’s original director Narthan was to direct the film and quite a few scenes were shot too. The film was being produced by Gnanvelraja. However, filming dropped abruptly alleging creative differences between Simbu and Gnanavelraja, and the project was reported to be shelved.
But the lockdown has given the duo to apparently sort out the differences and it’s said that they have spoken over the phone and decided to revive the movie. The film has Gautham Karthik in a pivotal role. The latest news is that Simbu plans to shoot simultaneously for Mufti and Maanadu after the lockdown is over.
Simbu is also said to be doing a film with Mysskin, in which he is expected to play a cop. Also, Now, the latest buzz is that Simbu is in talks to reunite with ‘Vaalu’ director Vijay Chander. Simbu teamed up with director Vijay Shankar for the 2015 film ‘Vaalu’, and the romantic comedy saw Silambarasan and Hansika Motwani in lead roles. The film faced several delays for three years, but it received positive reviews after its release. Vijay Chander then directed the films ‘Sketch’ and ‘Sanga Tamizhan’ with Vikram and Vijay Sethupathi respectively. Earlier, Vijay Chander also planned to join Simbu for the remake of the Telugu film ‘Temper’, but it didn’t materialize. Now, the ‘Vaalu’ duo, Simbu, and Vijay Chander are said to be planning to reunite again, and reportedly they are in talks for it.