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Journey of Shankar from an assistant director to successful producer

In Kollywood, director Shankar has a special place. He has been a role model and an inspiring person for a lot of upcoming directors. In fact, in one of his interviews, Simbu has openly acknowledged his desire to be cast in the mould of Shankar. Now his image has metamorphosed from a successful director to successful producer.


Shankar who began his career as an assistant director to S.A.Chandrashekar and Pavithran has come a long way in the industry. His maiden hit was Gentleman which was followed by a string of victories like Kaadalan, Indian, Jeans, Mudalvan, Nayak in Hindi, Boys and Anniyan. Sivaji is now being sculpted with Rajni in the lead.

The glamour industry is known for its infestation of various beliefs and faiths. Numerology and astrology rule the roost here. Though belonging to the same field, Shankar does not follow any of these beliefs.

In fact his car number reads eight even now. Perhaps it is do with his birth date which is 17th august.

Maiden production
In 2003, he produced ‘Kaadal’ under the banner of S films which gave Balaji Shakthivel a film of his career. This film was talked about all over Tamil Nadu and was critically acclaimed too. In 2006, it was Simbu Devan who walked away with the next prestigious project of S films viz. Imsai Arasan. Now comes Veyil from this banner which is being directed by Vasantha Balan who again happened to apprentice with Shankar.

Loyal Directors
Directors like Balaji Shakthivel who was given a new lease of life in films by Shankar are yet to accept any other films as they are keen to work only for S pictures. Numerous offers have been knocking at Balaji’s door but the director has not yielded to any one. Same is the case with Simbu Devan who is very adamant that his next movie would only be with ‘S Pictures’.

Now we need to wait and watch Vasantha Balan’s policy because his film Veyil has already raised the expectations in the industry.

Shankar the Guardian Angel for talented directors
As far as Shankar is concerned, he feels it is very essential to bring out talent to the forefront wherever it is. Hence it comes across as a familiar and natural sight to see so many ambitious directors with a big file in hand swarming Shankar’s office. In short, Tamil film industry sure owes a thing or two to this director cum producer who is keen to bring positive changes to Kollywood. Keep the good work going Shankar!!!

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