While there has been word no from Simbu aka STR himself about the signing of ace director Mani Ratnam’s film, the rest of the world has been going to town about it. On Sunday, it was revealed that Simbu has been signed on as the main lead in this multi-starrer.

Director Mani Ratnam’s film also stars Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Nani, Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi in a guest appearance. One more actress is likely to be signed on for this film.

Sources close to the Tamil film star tell NewsX, “People were shocked to hear that Simbu has been signed on as the lead. No one knew about it and it was kept tightly under wraps. Simbu is happy about signing the film but he’s happier that people are surprised that he signed this film. The reaction has made him smile.”

Director Mani Ratnam has made multi-starrers earlier like ‘Ayudha Ezhuthu’ and this time round he has a host of uber talented actors in the film. The movie is likely to be released in not just in Tamil but in Telugu and Malayalam as well given that it features top actors from those film industries also.

More details are awaited about this film which has got the audience and the film industry buzzing.

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