Simbu stars in remake of Salman’s ‘Dabangg’

The mahurat of the film saw Arbaaz Khan flying to Chennai

The mahurat of Simbu’s next titled Osthi which is a remake of Salman Khan’s Dabangg was held in AVM Studios recently. The film stars STR playing a cop for the first time, taking the role of the original Chulbul Pandey, played by Salman.

Richa Gangopadhyay of Leader fame plays Simbu’s love interest. Produced by Balaji Real Media and Mohan Apparao, the movie is directed by Dharani. While Revathy will reprise the role of STR’s mother which was played by Dimple Kapadia in Hindi, Jitthan Ramesh will essay Simbu’s brother which was originally done by Arbaaz Khan.

Speaking at the press meet, STR said, “I am growing my moustache for the role. I am working on my body for that tough look. I am a great fan of Salman and I watched Dabangg many times.” A surprise visitor on the occasion was Arbaaz Khan who flew to Chennai for this purpose.