Ajithkumar's answers to questions have been published
in "Dinakaran" Tamil Daily Newspaper. The
Why was the film "Citizen", which
had been supposed to be released on your birthday,
The shooting work of all the dialogue-scenes
have been completed. As the song sequences in which
Vasundradoss and myself team together is being shot in
Australia, the film which was originally scheduled to
be released on 1st May, is definitely getting released
on coming 18th. Each and every scene has to be
carefully sculpted and given more polish because of
the following reasons: It's a big-budget film;
different get-up; a story that's being talked about
with great expectation!
Can we say that "Citizen" is to be
highlighted most among all your films?
Definitely it could be said so! As I told at
the time of the start of the film's shooting, I still
believe that this film would make me a widely talked
about personality throughout India! All the 29 films I
have done so far have made the people of Tamilnadu
talk about me with much flutter and great excitement!
But after the release of "Citizen", I hope,
I would be the talking point in the whole of India.
Among all my films this one would be the highlight
picture! "Citizen" would be a different and
graceful film, that may be entitled for a distinct,
When the 'rush' film of the so far picturized
scenes were screened, Ajith congratulated Ajith
himself, conveying his felicitations! When we look
back and evauluate what we have done so far and get
self-satisfaction, then we would come to feel that we
too have achieved something. I experienced such a
mental condition when I saw the 'rush' scenes of
"Citizen". Now I have attained 100%
satisfaction. After the release of this film not only
the audience but also the cinema industry would come
to believe that only when Ajith could be given a
different type of subject matter for his film , we
could expect to gain a sense of satisfaction! All the
character roles I do should be specially mentioned by
the audience. I work with that ambition in my heart.
Isn't it a risk to work with different sort
of get-up like this?
no life without risk. One can win only if he could
take risk! Rajini sir knows the trick of how to bring
the audience to the theatre. Introducing novel ideas
into his films and making them (films) cater to the
expectations of all, Kamal sir enables them to be
talked about even at the world level! I expect that I
must shine as a new Ajithkumar, having mixed up in
equal proportions the pattern of Rajini sir and that
of Kamal sir! For that I would prepare the fans. I
won't disappoint my fans, who come to the theatre with
the expectation that there would be some speciality or
other in Ajithkumar's film.
All your films' titles are somewhat
different in nature. Charan's"Erumugam" also
seem to be a little more 'imposing' in spirit. Why?
First, only it's his name that gives a person
his distinct identity. All about him instantly flash
before our mind's eye the moment his name is
pronounced! A film's title also does exactly the same.
Only that title has the magical effect that attracts
the audience towards it. I can boldly say that half of
the success of the film consists in it's title.
My friend Charan has given the name "Erumugam"
for his film only after duly considering what title
would be the suitable one and what would please the
audience! For example, consider the titles of the
films I have already done, viz: "Vaali",
"Amarkkalam", "Mugavari", "Dheenaa"
etc. They would sound unique and such titles would
also rather easily get themselves registered in the
minds of the audience!
The titles of the films I'm now acting in such
as "Citizen", "Erumugam",
"New", "Vaamanaa" and "Red",
the last one being produced by 'Nick Arts', all
possess the common quality of easily getting
registered in the audience's minds. I'm doing "Poovellaam
Kettuppaar" for the 'king' of publicity, namely,
V.Ravichandran of 'Oscar Films Private Limited'. This
is a film that deals in family sentiment.
"Citizen", produced by 'Nick Arts',
"Erumugam", to be directed by Charan, "Vaamanaa",
to be directed by Suresh Krishna and the "Red"
all these are action-oriented films. S.A.Surya,
produces as well as directs the film "New".
This's a comedy subject. I do something different,
from film to film. I give importance only to those
films, whose subjects completely fulfil the
expectations of the audience.
Do you think that you have so far achieved
something in cinefield?
I haven't thought on that line yet! 'Yesterday'
has gone for ever! Only 'Today' is real. 'Tomorrow' is
a question mark. So, we should see what we do today.
If we are all right today, we would be all right
tomorrow also! I have attained a good position in
Tamilfield having struggled very hard. How many number
of struggles? How much pains? How many insults? I have
overcome all these (hurdles) and have finally earned a
permanent position for myself! I believe that I will
maintain this level of reputation for the next 10
years too! After that all would be God's will!
One year has been completed since you
married Shalini. How is your (married) life?
No problem. If a man has to come forward in
life, first, there should be peace at home. There has
to be a woman at the helm of affairs as well as behind
the success of a man. Such a kind of a woman is my
wife Shalu. Really I'm a gifted man. 'Manaivi
Amaivathellaam Iraivan Koduththa Varam' ---these words
aren't simply said without any significance! God has
enabled me and my life to have His kind blessings!
Shalu too has come from the film industry. So, she's
able to come to a decision herself, after having
assessed what's good for me and what isn't so for my
well-being. Only the support I derive from my wife is
the source of my success. My marriage life is very
much interesting. Quite divine too!
have you suddenly entered Hindi field?
Answer: I acted in "Ashoka", directed
by cameraman Santhosh Sivan.Sha Rukh Khan is playing
Ashoka, the Emperor. I acted in the role of his
brother Suseema, and have given dubbing voice (in
Hindi) for myself. Next, some offers have come to me
to act in Hindi films....But, I will give first
preference to act only in Tamil films!
Today, lakhs of people among the audience
are prepared to fall in line behind you, themselves
being ready to parade along the route you would like
them to follow. Would you enter into politics as per
I won't announce publicly which party I
sympathize with and to whom I would vote for! It's
because I'm an actor and a public personality.
Moreover, it's an individual's right to cast vote. One
needn't tell outspokenly what's one's own choice and
preference. I possess the required intelligence to
weigh and decide who will do good for the country and
I do have sufficient level of maturity to cast vote.
The public too have this maturity. I am an ordinary
actor and am obliged to satisfy the fans. The fans who
enjoy my presence on the screen and my films in
general are there in all the political parties. If all
on a sudden I announce that I belong to a particular
party then the fans who hold membership in other
political parties would part ways with me! I won't
create such a division among my fans under any
circumstance. If my fans part ways with me the loss
that follows would directly affect only my producers.
I won't allow any of my producers getting ruined
because of my decisions. I would earn only a good name,
like, 'these people have prospered in life because of
Ajith'. I would never get the bad name meaning 'these
people have got ruined because of Ajith'. You do write
in clear-cut terms that I will never bring in loss to
my producers by announcing a personal decision like,
'I would enter into politics'. Those who cast their
votes, those who didn't do so, those who got victory
in election and finally those who got defeated in
election---all should see my films and enjoy them
whole-heartedly without showing any ill-feeling
towards me. All kinds of fans should derive
satisfaction by seeing my films. This's my permanent
view, wish and ambition!
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