Actor Simbu is one star despite all the controversies he has been embroiled in over the years in his career has maintained a massive fan following.

STR is at present hard at work for Mani Ratnam’s upcoming multi-starrer featuring Vijay Sethupathi, Jyothika, Arvind Swami, Fahadh Faasil, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aditi Rao Hydari.

A video released yesterday showed Simbu hitting the gym to shed weight for a toned physique for Ratnam’s film.

Meanwhile, the makers of the upcoming Tamil film titled Thodraa have announced that they have something special planned for Simbu fans on the occasion of the star’s birthday, which falls on February 3. 

Thodraa being directed by K. Bhagyaraj’s assistant Madhu Raj under the JS Apoorva Production banner stars actor Pandiarajan’s son Prithvirajan as the hero along with Veena Nandakumar playing the female lead and is said to be based on real-life incidents that took place in the northern districts of Tamil Nadu.