Adding another feather to his cap, actor Simbu is all set to turn a music director for his friend Santhanam. On Sunday, Santhanam took to Twitter saying that he was thrilled to make a surprise announcement regarding his forthcoming film Sakka Podu Podu Raja. “Thrilled and excited to announce the #MusicDirector of #sakkapodupoduRaja in some time …. A great surprise is awaited for fans. Any guess?”
And, it was, indeed, a exciting announcement for the fans of the Tamil film. Simbu, who is known for his talent in singing, will be foraying into composing music. “its my #Godfather & #Humane @iam_str #str who is gonna be the #MusicDirector for the 1st time for #sakkapodupoduraja #Grateful #Blessed,” wrote Santhau on his Twitter account.
Simbu also confirmed the news via his Twitter handle and sought the support and blessings of the fans as he is set to embark on a new journey. “1st time as #MusicDirector 4 #SakkaPoduPoduRaja Only for coz it is @iamsanthanam. New journey begins, need your love & blessings. #GodBless,” he tweeted.
The Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada actor has a loin’s share in the success of Santhanam as he was the one who kick started the latter’s film career by offering him a supporting role in his 2004 film Manmadhan. And continued to offer him roles in his several films, till he became one of the most sought after comedians in the industry. Since then Santhanam has come a long way and that explains why he considers Simbu as his “godfather.”
— Santhanam (@iamsanthanam) December 18, 2016
— STR (@iam_str) December 18, 2016
The shooting of Sakka Podu Podu Raja will commence from January. The film, directed by GS Sethuraman, has popular comedians Santhanam and Vivek in the lead roles. Vaibhavi Shandilya and Sanjana Singh are playing the female leads in the film. The other cast members include, Sampath, Robo Shankar and VTV Ganesh.
The film will be produced by Ganesh, who is also a close friend of Simbu.