Just days ahead of 'Maanadu' release, director Venkat Prabhu has given an interview opening up about Simbu and his experience working with the actor, who's also his friend.

When asked about his collaboration with Simbu, Venkat said, "I shared a great bonding with the actor, and he is not bad like how he is described by a few. He is a gifted actor, and he always made it easy for me once we began the shooting."

It's undeniable that Simbu astounded everyone, from his fans to the people in the film fraternity, by losing weight and making a massive comeback to films in 2020.

"I was surprised after seeing the physical transformation of Simbu, and he took just three or four months to reduce massive weight. It was his immense hard work, and he struggled a lot during the early days," Venkat said.

In the film, the director managed to pull off two different looks for Simbu, after the actor insisted on being included in his previous state so that his fans could see how overweight he was and how he has changed.

As a friend, I know some secrets, but the secrets are secret until they are not published, so I can't reveal more," he added.

The director also stated that he's confident with the story of the film and is not affected by the delayed release.

Source: Indiaglitz
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