Actor Simbu or STR began his film career as a child artist in his father T. Rajendar's films. Then, he launched himself as a hero with the film Kadhal Azhivathillai in 2002. Since then, the actor has amassed a huge following of fans in the Tamil cinema industry.

However, his reputation deteriorated over the years due to all the controversies he was involved in. At one point, he was even known as the 'King of Controversies' after a series of scandals rocked both his life and career.

His recent films were all flops and directors fear to work with him due to his alleged 'attitude problems' during the shoots. Some of his projects were either shelved or canceled, like the most recent 'Maanadu' which he had high hopes for. However, it's reported that the movie will be re-launched by the actor soon.

Just before the announcement of his upcoming projects, Simbu has decided to get the blessings of Lord Ayyappan. He has taken on Ayyappan Vratham (fasting) by wearing the 'mala'.

Photos of him beginning his fast are going viral online. The vratham is observed for 41 days and requires a person to be pure both mentally and physically by abstaining from worldly pleasures.

Take a look at the pictures here:


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Source: Cine Ulagam
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