Adding titles before one’s name was a frenzy in Tamil cinema industry and the trend is still being continued. While the industries like Bollywood and Hollywood do not follow such frenzies, southern cinema industries have always adhered to this trend, which they believe adds more to the fan following of the particular actor. Especially, in Tamil cinema industry the trend has been here since the times of veteran actors Sivaji Ganesan and MGR, and even the young the actors now are following that traditional trend. The recent one to join the titled-name club is actor Santhanam, who has now become ‘Comedy Superstar Santhanam’!
Comedian Santhanam is getting his market value increased day by day, as he is capable of making people laugh with his timely and witty one – liners. He has already done so many movies in Tamil industry, and right now he is called the most successful comedian in the Tamil cinema industry, as the good times of leading comedians Vadivelu and Vivekh is fading away with less movie opportunities. Santhanam is also busiest comedian in the industry with an array of movies like Singam2, Boologam, Shankar’s I, Settai, Vaalu, Amali Thumali and Kanna Laddu Thinga Aasaiyaa.
The buzz regarding actor Santhanam now is that, he has been given a title for his name by the crew of the movie, Settai. Settai is the remake of the Hindi movie Delhi Belly, which stars actors Arya, Premji Amaran and Santhanam in the lead roles. It seems as if Santhanam has performed so well in the movie that now the movie unit is calling him Comedy Superstar Santhanam and is also set to add that title to his name in the credits of the movie.
The reports add that Santhanam was happy with the title and also immediately approached the real Superstar Rajnikanth to check if he is happy with his Comedy Superstar title. Rajnikanth generously told him that Superstar title is not registered for him alone. Hence, it seems from now onwards Santhanam will be called Comedy Superstar Santhanam, and even in his forthcoming movies’ titled cards!