Mani Ratnam's latest film Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is running successfully at the theatres. One of the leading actresses Dayana Erappa recalled an incident from the sets where Simbu rescued the whole CCV team. Dayana said, "While canning an important shot in the final schedules of CCV, we were required to shoot in a jeep." The actress continued, "Since it was raining, the soil was clay-ish. The jeep wouldn't move uphill and got stuck in the sand. It had Mani sir, Santosh Sivan sir and a couple of Assistant directors in it, along with the driver. So, Simbu came forward and single-handedly pushed the jeep and rescued the team. I offered to come and help, but he refused."