There were reports that Mani Ratnam has roped in Silambarasan for his forthcoming film and the actor called on the ace director to discuss the project. While one part of the news is true, the other part seems to be the product of a guessing game.
If sources are to be believed, Silambarasan recently met Mani, not to discuss any future project, but to dub for Abhishek Bachchan in ‘Raavan’, the filmmaker’s magnum opus. “Since Mani found Silambarasan’s voice apt for Abhishek, he requested the actor to dub for the Junior Bachchan, for which the latter responded positively,” sources say.
This is not the first time for Silambarasan to dub for another actor. He was the one who gave voice for the protagonist of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, when the Oscar-winning Danny Boyle film was dubbed in Tamil as ‘Nanum Kotteeswaran’.
An actor by profession, Silambarasan is also a director and singer. Fresh from the success of ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaya’, he is currently busy with the works of ‘Vaaliban’, his directorial venture in which he also plays the lead role.