One of the most prolific stars in Tamil cinema, Silambarasan T. Rajendar, lovingly called by fans as STR aka. Simbu had returned to Chennai only a few days back to take part in the marriage proceedings of his younger brother, Kuralarasan.

The gala event of Kuralarasan’s wedding reception took place yesterday (April 29) at the ITC Grand Chola hotel, which saw many reputed names from the Tamil film industry grace the occasion.

STR Simbu Kuralarasan

As known already, STR had been out of the country and in London for well over a month to undergo a physical transformation and reduce his weight for his upcoming film, Maanadu, under Venkat Prabhu’s direction.

STR Simbu Kuralarasan Maanadu

With Simbu back in Chennai now, the flamboyant star’s manager took to his Twitter page to share his thoughts as well as express his joy and excitement over the actor’s completely new shredded look, which can be read in the tweet below:

STR Simbu Maanadu

Meanwhile, director Venkat Prabhu, who had also attended Kuralarasan’s wedding reception yesterday too took to his Twitter page to post a picture of himself with his brother, Premgi Amaren, and STR announced that filming on Maanadu will kick off from May.

Venkat Prabhu STR Maanadu

STR Simbu Venkat Prabhu Premgi Amaren Maanadu

To be produced by Suresh Kamatchi’s V House Productions banner, the action political entertainer, Maanadu, will see up-and-coming actress Kalyani Priyadarshan playing the role of the female lead.

Kalyani Priyadarshan Maanadu