Ajith can finally heave a sigh of relief. The actor, who had run into troubled waters after making a controversial speech at a function organised to felicitate the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, can now sit back and relax. Reason?
The CM himself has come out in support of Ajith and has asked the film fraternity to go easy on the star. Karunanidhi referred to Ajith as ‘Thumbai Poo’ (Lily), a flower known for its whiteness, and used as an acronym for good people in Tamil.
Karunanidhi said that some vested interests were trying to misconstrue his words and create a rift within the industry. The CM added that Ajith had visited him at his home and had clarified about his speech and in no way did the actor’s speech show any disrespect towards him. He also requested the organisers of the function not to precipitate matters and to let things settle down. After the CM’s statement, the film organisations have called off their anti-Ajith tirade. Finally, all izz well for Ajith!
Source: Times of India (Dated: 28-2-2010)