Interview with Thala Ajith Kumar – Ananda Vikatan English Translation
‘I don’t want to promote my films speaking it to the public. If they’re worth watching, audiences will make it successful. I don’t want to cheat them by coming up with my own words of promotions’ started off Thala Ajith Kumar, who continued to answer some interesting questions.
How did you join Venkat Prabhu’s team?
Right from the days, we worked together in ‘Ji’, both me and Venkat Prabhu have been sharing a good friendship. I had asked him to come up with a script that has a negative character like ‘Vaali’ and I would do it without fail. Later, I got busy with ‘Billa’ and ‘Aasal’. I heard that Venkat Prabhu was doing a project for Cloud Nine Movies Banner and immediately called him up regarding the script. He said, the film is about 5 baddie and one amongst them is a terrible baddie. Immediately I accepted to sign the project.
Can you tell us about your character in this film?
My character’s name is Vinayak Mahadevan. I play the most villainous character and it is all this I can say for the moment.
You have been constantly involved in fights with directors Gautham Menon, Vishnuvardhan and Vishnuvardhan. Why is that?
I always believe in time. If our time is right, everything will happen in a good way. We weren’t able to work together at that time. That doesn’t mean we are enemies. If everything comes well with the situation, we will work together again.
Why did you disband your fans club?
I cannot specify the reason and I don’t want to perform post-mortem. I didn’t gain education properly, but I want my fans to be very well educated. I request my fans to study well, go to their jobs and carry on with their usual works. If my film is good, please come and watch it in theatres. This is more than enough.
‘Aadukalam’ has won 6 National awards. What is your view on the Tamil filmmakers and actors marking a great work in their careers?
I am not worthy to comment on the entire Tamil film industry. I am happy that my friends in Tamil film industry have succeeded well. I felt happy when Agathiyan won National awards for ‘Kadhal Kottai’ and I have the same feelings now as well.
How is Billa-2 going on?
The first schedule of 50days is being held in Hyderabad now following which the other schedules will be held in European countries. We are planning to complete the shooting by November. Soon after the completion, I will speak more about the film.
We all know that you and Rajnikanth are close friends. Did you call him up and wish him ‘Get Well Soon’ while he was sick?
After my parents, the only person in whom I saw God was Rajnikanth sir. I cannot reveal what I spoke to him. I want him to be happy always.
What is your take on present political rule in Tamil Nadu?
As a citizen, I have casted my vote and I am not here to comment anything on the political system. It’s people who elect their leaders according to their likes and dislikes. If I start commenting on this, I will be addressed as a supporter of one or the other political parties, which I don’t like at all.
How are Shalini and Anoushka?
Anoushka is now in LKG and she is desperately in need of more relatives and affection. She has made our nuclear family into joint family. I have brought my parents together and Shalini’s parents keep visiting our house regularly once in a week. Shalini kept banking all her hopes on me and trusted me. For past 11 years our family life is so happy and the reason is Shalini. I will be grateful to her for many births.
Source: Ananda Vikatan (Dated: 4-8-2011)