Santhanam's much awaited next Sakka Podu Podu Raja which is slated to hit the screens on December 22, had it's audio launch yesterday in a grand manner, with various celebrities gracing the event. Simbu has taken care of the music department, and has now, officially made his debut through this as a music composer.
The stage was lit with fir when Simbu took over mike to share his thoughts on the recent controversy, his musical debut, and his so called rival Dhanush. Here's a detailed write up about his speech at the audio launch.
- About Santhanam and his musical debut with Sakka Podu Podu Raja (SPPR)
"Santhanam is my good friend, the reason I even accepted SPPR was for him. Everyone says I introduced him, but I didn't I just recognised his talent and wanted the Tamil cinema to see it. I am elated to provide tunes for his film. It was such a huge responsibility and by god's grace I pulled it off."
"Basically, I always have been musically inclined. I grew up listening to Ilayaraaja sir's music, my dad himself was a music director, Micheal Jackson my inspiration and AR Rahman is my guru. I also extend my thanks to my partner in crime Anirduh and Premji from whom I have learnt music."
"Also, express my gratitude to Yuvan Shankar Raja, I wouldn't have been able to pull this off if it wasn't for him. We are like brothers with not blood relations, and the level of understanding he has on me is not at all easy. I oftenly ask for his horoscope, so that incase if i come across a similar one I would definitely marry her."
- About the event's special guest Dhanush
"About my rival, as people say. I saw Kadhal Kondaien with Dhanush together, and back then I told him that we will reach heights. Yes, it may have sounded over confident, but then if you don't believe that you will grow successful, then who else will."
"People say we are rivals, but we are good friends with honest feelings. We harbour such love, respect and understanding towards each other. We are like this because of him (Dhanush), as his is so down to earth, grounded and humble. We have not openly expressed it towards each other in public due to various reasons, but that doesn't mean we are rivals."
"I respect him a lot, because he is in this position due to his hardwork. He didn't foray into this field, with passion or luck, he by accident come into the industry, and ever since then he has tried his best, and dedicated his sweat and blood to reach this height and maintain the stature. Unlike me, who's passion is cinema and has a cinema background and history."
- About Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (AAA) controversy
"You all know, I am always open and honest with everything that is happening in my life, be it movies, any new controversies or love life. I agree I am at fault here with AAA, it was made to be an all out and out entertainment flick for my fans, but it was such a failure, sorry for that. Since, it was an extremely expensive project, we all decided to make it into two parts. And that backfired too."
"Producers are devastated and heart broken, I understand that, but they could have expressed their anger and troubles to me before or after the release of the movie, or atleast a month later rather than six months. It's okay, on this stage, I am publicly expressing apologies to the makers of the film. As I am not going to point fingers of why it became or flop or because of whom, I accept all my wrong doings and am really sorry about it."
"Rumours have been spreading that I will not be allowed to act in my coming project with Mani Ratnam sir's project. Well, as far as I am concerned I am a part of it, as the director or the makers of the film have not said anything against my participation in the film. I don't know why He believes me a lot, maybe he is my fan, like you all too. I start shooting on January 20, and my next focus will be on reducing my weight and getting my body back to form."
"About Kettavan (Bad Guy, a shelved 2008 project), naa ne oru kettavan dhaan idhula Kettavan paathi ena solla iruku? (I am a bad guy, what more do I have to say about Kettavan?). Listen, I am not denying my faults here, I am questionable to a few people and I will answer them when they directly question me. And what's the worst that can happen, they will give me a red card, and advice me not to act in film's anymore. Ohky fine I won't act anymore. What next then?"
"There's nothing wrong in it, I know am really talented and I will continue to reach heights. It's not compulasory that I prove my worth through acting, but I stick to this medium, because it is easy to connect with all of you and entertain you loyal fans of mine. To be frank, cinema is my life, I am so engrossed in this field. I don't know anything else. So, you can stop me from acting, but will never be able to stop me from entertaining my fans. As long as I have your loyalty and love I will never leave you all."
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