The Balakrishna starrer Jai Simha is doing well at the box office; thanks to his hardcore fans across the world. But one scene from the film is creating a huge buzz. When a fan tweeted a scene from the film in which Balakrishna is seen lifting a Mahindra Bolero single-handedly and wanted to know his reaction, the Chairman of the Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, tweeted, “Haha. Now all our service workshops won't need any hydraulic lifts anymore to do Bolero check-ups!!”
And of course, this has not gone down well with Balayya’s fans out there. Several of his fans began tweeting with the hashtags #BoycottMahindra & #BanMahindra. One user wrote, “A man of your stature shouldn't have replied about such video..that result in insulting 1000's of fans across the globe.”
Jai Simha, which released to packed houses for Sankaranthi this year, has been directed by KS Ravi Kumar. This is the first time N Balakrishna has teamed up with the director. Produced by C Kalyan under the banner CK Entertainments on a huge budget of Rs 40 crores, Jai Simha was released on January 12 as a Sankaranthi treat.
Nayanthara plays the female lead in the movie with the star cast also including Hari Priya and Natasha Doshi as heroines. The rest of the stars in the cast playing supporting roles are Prakash Raj, Ashutosh Rana, Brahmanandam, Murali Mohan, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Chalapathi Rao, Prabhakar, Ravi Prakash, Shekar, Sivaji Raja, Duvvasi Mohan, Pavitra Lokesh and Priya.
The film’s music is composed by Chirantan Bhatt and the camera has been cranked by C Ram Prasad with Praveen Anthony editing it. M Ratnam has written the story and dialogues for Jai Simha while the screenplay has been penned by KS Ravi Kumar himself.