Comedian Santhanam, who has moved away from playing sidekick to heroes and helping them patch-up with their respective lady-loves on screen, is said to have started to hit the gym to acquire a six-pack abs.
Santhanam, who was popular on small screen before he debuted in films with Simbu’s Vallavan exactly a decade back. With films such as Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham and Inimey Ippadithan, Santhanam has sent a strong statement about his willingness to play solo hero in films.
Santhanam is also happy that his latest film Dhillukku Thuttu has met with reasonable success at the box-office. He is said to be enjoying the feeling of ‘his film’ running successfully along with the films of heroes to whom he had played sidekick many a times in the past. He is now hitting the gym regularly to acquire a six-pack abs look so as to continue his desire to become a frontline hero.
Sources close to him say that his films would feature lots of dance and action sequences and he is determined to look convincing in whatever he does. Santhanam is said be considering Telugu comedian-turned-hero Sunil as his mentor and role model in his efforts!