Hyderabad: A couple of years ago, actors Simbu and Hansika Motwani made headlines when they went public with their relationship. In fact, Simbu took to Twitter to ask gift suggestions for Hansika’s birthday and made it extra special. So much so, he organised a party and cosy photos of Simbu and Hansika went viral on social media. Till date, those photos hold a special value in the hearts of people, especially fans of Simbu and Hansika. However, the couple parted ways due to unknown reasons and their breakup broke a lot of hearts.

After half a decade, Simbu and Hansika are getting back together for a film titled Maha. Directed by UR Jameel, this film marks the actress’s 50th film in her career. Reports suggest that Simbu plays an extended role in the film. He essays the role of pilot Shoaib and recently his look from the film was unveiled the makers of Maha. Simbu’s fans were extremely happy to see their star get back to work. However, there were rumours that he stopped turning up to the film’s shoot because of which the film couldn’t be wrapped up.

The latest development is that Simbu will soon start shooting for Maha. Producer Mathiyazhagan took to his Instagram page and revealed that Simbu will join the team by the end of January. Simbu and Hansika will shoot their combined scenes in this schedule. According to earlier reports, Simbu has given a call sheet of 7 days for his portions. He also added that he is blessed to produce this film.

In a statement, director Jameel said, “There have been lots of rumours stating that STR will be seen in a cameo appearance, which is untrue. The fact is that he has a screen time of nearly 45 minutes and will be seen in the flashback portions. He will be essaying the role of a pilot and his role is based on the real-life incidents that happened to a pilot in Goa, 30 years ago. We have fine-tuned the role with some fictional touch and his portions will be more gripping.”

Pranita Jonnalagedda

A features journalist who started writing because of her love for newspapers, Pranita Jonnalagedda is now exploring the digital space where she writes extensively on Telugu cinema. After fulfilling a childhood dream of working in the newspapers with brief stints in The Times of India and The Deccan Chronicle, Pranita is now a freelancing journalist who has contributed to several leading news portals like Film Companion, The News Minute, DNA, Telugu 360 and The Hans India among several others. Exploring her joint love for films and writing, she covers cinema in a holistic style and covers all the related trends, news, and fashion developments. An alumnus of Osmania University College of Arts and Social Sciences from where she pursued her Post Graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism, she is travel blogging when she isn't writing.

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