Akon and Simbu
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Rumours were doing the rounds that Simbu (aka STR) will be part of the new Ajith-Gautham Menon film that is set to go on floors in February 2014.

It is well known that Simbu is a hardcore fan of Thala (Ajith, as referred to by fans) and so it would have been interesting to see the actors coming together for a film. However, sources close to the director and Ajith have termed the reports as baseless rumours. "It is true that Gautam Menon and Ajith are coming together for AM Ratnam's project. But Simbu is not a part of the project. All the news on this regard are baseless rumours and the audience are requested not to give into them," a source told Indiaglitz.

Gautham had earlier announced that he will join hands with Suriya for "Dhruva Natchathriam" this year. But the "Singam 2" actor opted out of the film, citing that he did not get the complete script despite waiting for a year. Following Suriya's exit from the project, Gautham moved on and started a new film with Simbu. The film's shooting is progressing at a brisk pace and is expected to be completed soon. Television actress Pallavi Shubash plays the female lead, while the music is composed by AR Rahman.

On the other hand, Ajith is awaiting the release of his upcoming project "Veeram." The commercial entertainer, directed by "Siruthai" Siva, will hit the screens in January 2014. The actor's film with Gautham will go on floors on 15 February. Pallavi is again likely to be roped in as the heroine in this untitled flick, touted to be a big-budget entertainer. However, details aboutother cast members are yet to be revealed.

This is the first time that the actor and director are teaming up for a film. Although they had tried to work in the past, things did not materialise.