Mani Ratnam directorial ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’ has commenced its shoot in Chennai. The multi-starrer cast includes Arvind Swami, Jyotika, Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aditi Rao Hydari. The film has music by AR Rahman with Santosh Sivan wielding the camera. The joint production of Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies is expected to hit the screens later this year.

Actor Simbu has been sweating it out in the gym to get in shape for ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’. The pictures of him shooting for the film have already gone viral. The ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya’ star who is constantly getting into controversies with his core team, has supposedly taken Mani Ratnam by surprise.

Contrary to popular rumours about Simbu not being punctual for shooting sessions, the star now seems to be reporting to the sets, well ahead of his schedule. His change in behaviour has seemingly taken everyone aboard by surprise including the director of the film Mani Ratnam.