Simbu is devoting himself completely for this Tamil remake of Bollywood blockbuster film 'Dabangg' which had Salman Khan playing the lead. The Hindi original had a blast at the box-office becoming the biggest entertainer of the year, and Simbu too is giving the Tamil counterpart his all to make 'Osthi' as successful as 'Dabangg' was in Hindi.
Simbu will be Vel Murugan, a cop with oodles of attitude. He will be speaking Tirunelveli dialect in the film. For sporting a sleek physique which the film demands, Simbu is hitting the gym regularly for that sculpted look. Directed by Dharani, the film has a host of other popular stars in prominent roles. Revathi will be seen playing Simbu's mom. Richa Gangopadhyay will play Simbu's love interest; 'Jithan' Ramesh will play Simbu's brother.
Sonu Sood who played baddie in the Hindi original will be clashing with Simbu in the Tamil version too. Music will be composed by Thaman. Simbu has crooned for a song in this film which the actor has claimed will be loved by ladies.
'Dabangg' in Hindi had Salman Khan in the lead with Sonakshi Sinha playing the female lead. This was also Sonakshi�s launch pad as heroine in Bollywood. It is just a matter of time to see if 'Osthi' will repeat the history created by 'Dabangg' in Bollywood!