It was Simbu who had introduced Santhanam to the film industry by offering him a chance to play the comedian in one of his films. Later, it was the comedian’s talent and hard work that had catapulted his star status.

Santhanam’s production venture, Inimey Ippadithaan, in which he plays the lead role, was released yesterday, June 12th, amidst a lot of fanfare. Simbu, who had seen the film, was full of praises for Santhanam and had tweeted: “Watched #InemeyIpadithan movie again u proved u r a Hero.”