Simbu will not emulate Salman Khan in ‘Dabangg’ remake
Silambarasan aka Simbu aka STR, plays the lead role in Osthi, the Tamil remake of Salman Khan’s blockbuster Dabangg
Simbu says he has not imitated the style of the Bollywood actor, as he wants to enact his own style. “The body language will be totally different,” he says.Simbu admits that there are some scenes in which he had no other option than to do what Salman did in the original. “These things you cannot avoid in remakes. But I can say, I have tried my best to present the role as unique as possible,” he says. Revealing more secrets on the film, he says, “I play a police officer whose name is Osthi Velan. Though he is part of the police department, he has his own sets of rules, and does what he thinks is right. How life presents him some interesting twists and turns is Osthi.” Directed by Dharani, Osthi has Mallika Sherawat shaking legs with Simbu for the Tamil equivalent of Munni… song. “Shooting with her is a great experience. We became good friends after working together for Osthi and I should say Mallika is a great colleague,” adds Simbu.
First Published: 7.20 PM IST 10.16.2011