Producer Suresh Kamatchi has revealed that he has dropped actor Simbu from upcoming Tamil political thriller 'Manaadu'. He said that he will now make the film with another actor in the lead. In a statement, he said he has dropped Simbu from the project because he's tired of waiting for the film to take off. He also thanked Simbu for graciously accepting the offer in the first place.
Director Venkat Prabhu, who was to join hands with the actor for the first time in the movie, shared a heartfelt post on Twitter. He tweeted, "It's very unfortunate that I couldn't work with my brother Simbu in #maanaadu. Everything is time bounded. Considering the amount of emotional and financial pressure that the producer is going through, I have to respect the decision taken by the producer. Thanks for all the love".
The project was supposed to go on the floors from July after being deferred multiple times. When Simbu couldn't take out time as promised, Suresh had to go ahead and drop the idea of making the film with him. Makers of the movie have signed Kalyani Priyadarshan as the leading lady.
On the work front, Simbu who was last seen in Sundar C's 'Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven', is currently busy shooting for Tamil remake of Kannada blockbuster 'Mufti'. The movie also stars Gautham Karthik as one of the leads.