Ajith is a one of the few actors in Tamil filmdom,
who speaks less and let his movies do all the
An actor to reckon with in the industry with a huge
fan-following, he is eagerly awaiting the release of
Billa, a remake of Rajnikanth's yesteryear
blockbuster titled the same.
2007 has been a wonderful year for Ajith with
several awards, accolades and hits going his way. He
won the Filmfare award for the best actor, conferred
MGR award by the State government, 'Azhwar', 'Kireedom'
hit the screens and 'Billa' ready to take wings.
In an enthusiastic mood, the actor called on media
persons in Chennai Friday. Over to Ajit now:
On the pressure factor doing the remake of a
“I was actually thrilled to work in it. No sooner we
decided to do the remake of 'Billa', we called on
Rajnikanth immediately. He blessed us to go ahead
with the project, which gave us the courage. So
there was no pressure factor in me.”
Whether 'Billa' was an attempt to step in to the
shoes of Super Star?
Certainly not. Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan are role
models for the contemporary actors. We can only
emulate them. The idea to do the remake of Billa
struck me a few years ago. It took shape only now.
On the plethora of remake movies and remix songs in
I was impressed watching the remix of yesteryear’s
song Thottal Poo Malarum by A R Rahman. It struck me
immediately that when a three-minute song can be
retuned and remixed to become a big hit, why not a
Will he act with Vijay again?
No. We both are good friends. We have great respect
for each other but have adopted different style and
approach. There is only a healthy competition
between us. There is little possibility of both
acting together as we are busy with various
It will be for Ayngaran International. Choreographer
Raju Sundaram will direct the movie.
[Saturday, November 24, 2007]