It has been almost a year since Simbu had a release after Vantha Rajavathan Varuven, which release for Pongal 2019. Though the actor attended the shooting of a couple of films, none of them had completed because he stopped turning up at the shooting spot.
We had earlier reported that Simbu was shooting for his ex-girlfriend Hansika Motwani's upcoming film Maha. In the film Maha, directed by UR Jameel, Simbu is playing an extended a cameo role and he will appear for about 45 minutes in the flashback portions.
In a statement, director UR Jameel said that Simbu is not playing a short cameo role. He elaborated, "There have been lots of rumors stating that STR will play a cameo appearance, which is untrue. The fact is that he has a screen time of nearly 45 minutes and we can see him in the flashback portions. He will essay the role of a pilot and his role bases 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."
Jameel also lauded Simbu for his professionalism. He added, "I have never come across such a perfectionist like him. Being a reigning star, he never hesitated to ask if the shot was okay and was ready to go for one more take. He would be an early bird to the shooting spot and would remain and calm and patient even if we delayed to wrap up the day’s shoot. By the end of the day, he would ask us the reporting time for shooting and was completely punctual. His presence is going to be a tremendous booster for our film."