Comedian Santhanam, who is gearing up to release Innimey Ippadithaan, the third film in which he has played the lead role after Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya and Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham, has asserted that he would only be essaying hero’s roles from now on wards.
He has, however, made an exception to feature as a comedian in close friends’ films, implying that he would only be playing the hero’s side-kick if the films starred Arya and Udhanidhi, his friends, in lead roles.
Santhanam has taken over the top comedian’s slot in recent years thanks mainly to Vadivelu’s absence from the scene and Vivek’s off-colour market all these years.
Instead of making efforts to sustain his position as the ‘No.1’ comedian in Kollywood, Santhanam appers to have been smitten by the temptation to play the lead roles in films. Santhanam has made known his intention to producers and directors through his PR men.
However, for his fans’ sake, he has decided to continue as a comedian only in Arya and Udhayanidhi’s films!