Simbu case: High Court passes important order

Simbu filed a case in the Madras High Court against Michael Rayappan, the producer of his film Anbanavan Adangadhavan Asaradhavan (AAA) and also included actor Vishal the then President of the Producers Council.  

Simbu demanded remaining salary of Rs 6.48 crore and had filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking a compensation of Rs 1 crore from the producer for defaming his name on the internet.

For his part, producer Michael Rayappan has complained to the Tamil Film Producers Council that Simbu has been charged with the loss caused by the film.

The case came up for hearing and the defendants stated that Vishal is no longer holding the office in the council since it’s now run by a government-appointed official.  Judge Senthilkumar Ramamurthy ordered the removal of Vishal’s name in the case and add the government special officer instead.  The case has been adjourned to January 3.

The judge has instructed Simbu to file an amendment petition with Nadigar Sangam and the producer’s association as a counterparty in the case and the hearing of the case has been postponed to January 3.

A few days ago, Simbu visited Sabarimala after observing viratham for around a month and offered his prayers in the holy temple of Lord Ayyappa.

Ahead of his pilgrimage, the actor’s dad T Rajendar conducted special pooja in Chennai before his son started the spiritual journey. All these days STR was a strict vegetarian and he is said to have dedicated himself to Lord Ayyappa.

 A couple of pictures and a video started doing the rounds as soon as those appeared on social media. One picture has the actor performing puja ceremonies before leaving to Sabarimala. TR is also seen along with him while another photo has Simbu breaking coconut sporting a black shirt and a veshti.

Once STR returns from Sabarimala, he will meet director Venkat Prabhu and producer Suresh Kamatchi in Chennai to discuss the confirmed cast and crew of Maanaadu and also to know the shoot plans.