During the show, when she was asked to rank actors according to their acting abilities Soundarya R Ashwin ranked Simbu as the last one after Ranbir Kapoor, Dhanush, Fahad Faazil, Mahesh Babu and also remarked saying “Don’t mistake me Simbu” this itself was a hit on Simbu’s fans. She later went on during the rapid fire round DD asked her “If given a chance to ask any question to STR, what would you ask?” she immediately prompted that she will ask him not to sing, this was enough to trigger Simbu’s fan.
The social networking went viral with Simbu’s fans abusing and criticizing Soundarya, whereas Simbu was humble enough to ask his fans to stop their abusive approach through the microblogging site twitter, where he wrote “Everyone has their right to comment about anyone …request fans to stop this abusive approach … Please treat others the same way u treat me.. I can c the love u guys have for me and I respect that and I request u to show the same love towards others as well … Thank u”
Soundarya R Ashwin reciprocated his gentleman gesture and said “Simbu is one of my dearest childhood friends 🙂 whatever I said was for fun and there are no hard feelings between us!”