Vignesh Sivan clears the air on Simbu controversy: The reported comments by director Vignesh Sivan during the audio launch of Remo, that it was Anirudh who gave him opportunity when he was struggling, irked a section of Simbu fans.
For, it was with Poda Podi, which had STR in the lead, Vignesh Sivan made his directorial debut. Later, he made the super hit Naanum Rowdy Dhaan with Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara.
Meanwhile, seeking to clear the air on the controversy, the filmmaker posted on Twitter: “I have not mentioned that Anirudh sir introduced me to lyrics! Please don’t make this up like that! I have said he has always supported me from the struggling times ..”
He stated further: “STR sir gave me my first film yes But after the film, I went through a struggling phase and many people have helped me cross that including Simbu sir himself.. At that time Anirudh used to gimme work opportunities through lyrics n music videos which kept me active n take care of my family.. “
He added: “Dhanush sir later gave me another chance for living through NaanumRowdyDhaan n I have really worked my way here .. It would take 15 minutes for me to say the whole history in the shortest form n ReMo stage had only a minute for me and I thanked the team around there n it’s their stage! It would have not been appropriate to start from my first film!”.
“ReMo stage had only a minute for me and I thanked the team around there n its their stage! It would have not been appropriate to start from my first film ! In the very few interviews of mine I have always thanked Simbu sir n have never gotten acknowledged by u people! I don’t know why suddenly u r making this up out of nowhere ! I didn’t mention even about my mom and Dad .. Cos its not that kind of an Event”, he concluded.