Simbu plays Abdul Khaliq in Venkat Prabhu's upcoming political thriller Maanadu. The team had recently released two posters featuring the actor. While one of them had Simbu offering namaz while many are indulged in rioting, the second one had him in a more stylish look but with a gun pointed towards him. This has made fans wonder if the actor would play a dual role - one that of a pious man and the other a goon of sorts. However, the producer Suresh Kamatchi put all these speculations to rest and stated that the actor indeed plays a single role. Suresh also stated that Maanadu would be a comeback for the director after his blockbuster Mankatha.