Ajith Kumar gave an exclusive and interesting
interview to "Dinakaran" Tamil Daily News
Paper. In it he says:
"By God's grace and through my
self-confidence I have come out alive after having
undergone 9 successful (surgical) operations! Now I
don't have any problems at all! Some people were
spreading the rumours that Ajith's period is once for
all over... everything is finished and so on...! But
on my part I have proved them wrong and their versions
nothing but wishful illusions! Hereafter my cinema
journey would continue without any disturbance or
So says Ajith.
his answers for the questions put forth to him:
You, who has so far been acting in roles of
love hero, has in "Thodarum" played the part
of a family type character. Don't you think your image
may get affected due to this?
How that could be? I who've acted in love hero
roles continuously for 20 years, has chosen "Thodarum"
to act in the family-type role in it in order to prove
that I'm able to do such different sort of roles also!
Only if I start acting in such family type roles as
early as now, people would naturally offer me
family-oriented roles a few years later! The audiences
also have welcomed my performance in "Thodarum".This
film has given me self-confidence and courage. I've
established that I'm able to do 'mature' character
Now you act in a number of films....Don't
you face any callsheet problem?
In the beginning without my knowledge some
problems related to my callsheet issue might have
cropped up! Now I've taken care that such mistakes
aren't repeated again. I'm working with such
concentration that no one should get any loss due to
In "Vaali", for the first time, I've
done dual roles. One of them is the role of a hero.
The other is that of a dumb and deaf person! This role
depicts how he's changed by a girl into a bad man!
This proved a new kind of experience for me! Next, in
"Ananda Poongaatre" I team with Karthik.
"Amarkkalam" is going to be produced as my
25th film. In this I play the role of a rougue who
works in a theatre. In Rajiv Menon's direction I do
act in a film in the role of an assistant director who
aspires to become a film director. In this Mammutty,
Abbass, Aiswarya Rai and Thabu combination is there!
In the new film of
'Super Good Films', titled,
"Nee Varuvaay Ena...." I team
together with Parthiban. I have given my callsheet for
these 5 films!
commit in films having double-hero based subjects! Do
you like it?
Yes...I welcome the healthy competition among
heroes! I do like it. Only when such keen competition
prevails, can the actors concerned have the advantage
to sculpt out multi-different dimensions in their
style of acting. In my early days I did team with Vjai
in "Rajavin Paarvaiyile". Afterwards I was
given recognition so as to act as sole hero in films
and in that capacity I h've been doing so many films
also! At this juncture, I was asked to act in
Vikraman's "Unnidaththil Yennai Koduththen".
Since I a'm a fan of Karthik, I gladly accepted the
offer. When I was given another new offer to team with
Parthiban in yet another project, I readily agreed!
It's because Parthiban is a loud thinker of a distinct
It can't be said that my market would get
affected because of my teaming together with other
heroes! Instead, I belive that it would help me to
become more polished and that way shine well!
happened to the distribution company you started by
name "Circuit 6000"?
I h've said 'goodbye' to it. Hereafter my
entire attention would be only on acting!
If that's so, won't you produce own film?
I won't produce own film also! I would
neither indulge in distribution nor direct films!
I'm talking all these things rather practically!
It's enough what I've suffered already in the capacity
of a distributor. On other hand, it's a very serious
job to produce own films. The profession of film
direction is also like that! As of now, the only known
profession to me is acting. I think it's enough if I
do this one job properly! I would rather spend a
portion of what I earn through my hard work as an
actor for helping the famine-stricken poor people but
won't throw it lavishly into cineline.
So far you have appeared on screen only in
your usual (outward) get-up. When are you going to
come on screen in a changed get-up for acting in
different sort of roles?
First, first I'm revealing this matter only to
you...Yes..I'm going to change my outward appearance.
The already mentioned 5 films' shooting work
would all be over within coming August. After that,
for about 6 months, I'm going to set aside cinema work
and leave a little gap. Whether I would be in Chennai
or abroad during that 6 months period is a suspense!
Why can't you reveal part of that suspense
As you are my well-wisher let me tell you:
Without changing my outward appearance I have so far
acted in a number of films. I don't like to continue
the same thing hereafter. So I want to stay in an
unrevealed place and assess what change I could bring
upon myself as far as
my outer appearance is concerned, whether such
changes are really possible, if such changes occur
whether I could withstand them are all to be clearly
worked out by me! Such a novel change to be
materilised in the 21st century is going to be a
success it would a forerunner, a new trend-setter
which may be welcomed by all and would remain a matter
of great surprise too! My way of dressing, style of
walking, my mannerisms ---all going to change in that
6 months period! After that you could see a new Ajith
Kumar. When I will leave, I will tell you and start.
No further questions, please!
Tamil Daily News Paper