Silambarasan alias Simbu celebrates his birthday today. The young lad who introduced himself as 'Little Superstar' in a film directed by his father way back has made the right strides as an actor and has a considerable fan following. His recently released 'Silambaatam' was reasonably successful and word has it that Silambarasan would be working for his 25th film when he turns 25.
Born on February 3, 1984 Silambarasan started off as a child artist in many of his father's (T. Rajendher) films. He was also introduced as a hero by his father through the film 'Kadhal Azhivathillai' in the year 2002. Silambarasan featured in many films after that but then they didn't perform as well as he would have liked. In 2004 Silambarasan wrote the screenplay for the film 'Manmadhan' which was directed by A. J. Murugan. This film changed his fortunes at the box office and eventually became sough-after by fans. Then came the film 'Saravana' which did well at the box office. Silambarasan wrote and directed 'Vallavan' which also did decent business at the box office.
There are many films waiting in the pipeline for Silambarasan that include 'Poda Podi' (planned to be shot entirely in Canada) with Varalaxmi, daughter of Sarathkumar. According to sources this film has been delayed and work for 'Kettavan' will start once the actor turns 25.
Gautham Menon, A. R. Rahman and Silambarasan will come together for a film soon and according to sources Trisha will be the heroine.
Call Silambarasan what you will .... happy-go-lucky....controversy friendly....or whatever....but then he certainly is poised to be a big star in Tamil Cinema.
Happy birthday Silambarasan and many more happy returns of the day.