The Madras High Court has directed Simbu aka STR to file an amendment petition with South Indian Artistes Association (Nadigar Sangam) and the Tamil Film Producers Council as a counterparty in the case of compensation of Rs 1 crore.
According to Simbu, his 2017 film ‘Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangathavan’ was produced by Michael Rayappan and he didn’t receive the complete compensation for the film. Stating that his remuneration for the film was fixed at Rs 8 crore, but he was only paid Rs 1.51 crore, Simbu filed the case demanding the remaining salary of Rs 6.48 crore.
However, Michael Rayappan has said that Simbu has been charged with the loss caused by the film..When the case came up for hearing, the court instructed Simbu to file an amendment petition and the hearing of the case has been postponed to January 3, 2020.
Simbu who recently stunned many by wearing ‘maala’ to Sabarimala, recently completed his pilgrimage to the Lord Ayyappan temple in Kerala. “All these days, Simbu observed strict rituals and completelly dedicated himself to Lord Ayyappa. Now that he is back in Chennai, he will soon meet director Venkat Prabhu and producer Suresh Kamatchi and would resume the shoot of ‘Maanaadu’ from next month,” sources said.
Earlier, Simbu was removed from the project due to his alleged non-cooperation. Later, a meditation meeting was held at Tamil Film Producers Council in which Suresh Kamatchi and Simbu’s mother Usha Rajendhar took part in which it was decided to accommodate the actor back in the project.