shooting of ďAnjaneyaĒ is over now and the one of
ď JeeĒ has started from only a short while. So, we
couldnít know further about this film. So, we
decided to go and meet Ajith in order to know further
about how he keeps himself fit. Here are his answers
to our questions:
do you manage to put some time aside to keeep yourself
I have a personnal coach who comes home every morning
to advise me on what I should do to keep myself fit.
Moreover, I often go jogging. I play badminton and I
swim every evening. Iím training since I have been
participating to races, in order to make my
performances better. Generally, I do sport two hours a
day. You canít achieve success in life if you
donít do any sport.
did you get used to do sport?
got used to it since my school days. Iím used to go
boating at ďThe Madras Boat ClubĒ and to go
jogging in the neighbourhood of this Club. It is an
habit since 5 or 6 yeras now. I think that these
activities have helped me to bear the injuries that I
had and the surgeries that I underwent afterwards.
ways has sport helped you?
Even now, sport helps me a lot. It permits me to be
fit during the international car races in which I take
part. Thanks to sport, I have stamina. It also helps
me in the sense that it permits me to do the fight
scenes of my films without too much difficulties.
you tell us to what extent has the diet, that you
follow since several years now, changed?
Since I have been interested in races, Iím avoiding
a healthy diet. I favour green vegetables. I drink a
bowl of vegetable soup each day. I have read in some
books that ďWhatever you eat, you can easily digest
it when youíre youngĒ. But as the time passes,
when your way of life changes and when you reduce
physical activities, itís better to eat healthy food.
used to travel in A.C cars and when I have some free
time during the out door shootings, I
usually take rest in caravans. We burn only a
restricted number of calories each day. So, I must
watch my waistline.
you have some difficulties following your diet?
Generally, I donít eat meat. But sometimes, when I
go to a restaurant and that there are ďspecial
mutton or beef mealsĒ, I canít help eating it. I
am mad about ď masalaĒ dishes. However, I try
to keep it off as far as possible. Fortunatly,
Iím not very fond of sweets.
you eat some special food to stay in good health?
Not at all. I took some vitamin tablets for some time
after the operation that I had on my spinal column.
And I followed the advise the doctor gave me as
regards diet. Apart from it, I donít eat anything
thing related to your health are you the most proud
Some time ago, I used to drink. At least three times a
week. But now, I drink only once every month or once
every three months. And I donít use ďhot drinksĒ
anymore, only beer. Furthermore, I have only one beer.
thing related to
your health do you fear the most?
I am scared when I think about the actual condition of
Christopher Reeves. Not long ago, he was Superman on
the screen. He had ďhealthyĒ hobbies such as
piloting and horse riding. He has taken part in horse
races and he excelled in it. But, unfortunatly, he had
an accident one day. He was seriously injured at his
spinal column. Today, he has to rely on the others to
live. I have the strenght to bear any pain. But I
suffer counting on the others to live.
an actor and as a racer, you have certainly taken many
risks, on several occassions, in your life. Could you
tell us a little more about it?
Not in my films. Until today, the fear of danger has
never stopped me from taking
part in car races. And it will never happen.
Iím not the kind to shrink from the risks. I have
undergone many surgeries. Only one month ago, I broke
a joint while I was doing a fight scene. But on every
occassion, I stand up again and I go on my way with
still more determination than before. We generally donít weight up our capacities. But, for my part,
I perfectly know mine. Thatís why I could go back on
the shooting spot of Vaalee
to shoot the climax scene, only three weeks after I
had an operation on my spine.
are the disappointements that you had in your career?
have to show what I am capable of doing in each of my
films. When one of my films flops, it means that fans
didnít like it, even if Iíve shown
all my talents in that film. People donít
know how difficult it is to make a film. But Iím
very casual about successes and failures. And I have a
formula for it: when I succeed in something, I say to
myself that I can do it. And when I fail in something,
I say to myself that Iím also capable of doing it.
Nothing is permanent in life.
do you do to control anger?
can destroy us. Itís always when we go through
difficulties, when we have a problem that we usually
get angry. Whatever the problem is, whatever the
missunderstanting is, just forget it for a little
while and youíll see that your anger would have
vanished within two days. A few years ago, I used to
get easily nervous and angry for things of little
importance. But today, many people tell me that Iíve
changed a lot. Yes. I donít wish to spoil a day of my
life by losing my temper too quickly.
the time I was a short-temperd person, I lost many of
my friends. Sometimes, Iíve regreted it and sometimes, I
didnít care about it. I had a Muslim friend which
Iíve lost because of my quick-temperd character.
Even now, I sometimes think about the happy times we
spent togheter at that time. Our friendship ended
because of a missunderstanding.
are you the most proud of?
My film career. Iím proud of all I achieved within
the past ten years in my career. And I am also proud
of taking part in
car races at the international level. One day,
Iíll become the Number One in car racing too.
do you manage to balance your professional career and
your family life?
I have a policy for that: I donít take the problems
accumulated in the shooting spot with me when I come
back home after work and vice versa. When I have to go
shooting to a foreign country, I take Shalini along
with me. At home, we play badminton together. We both
have the same coach. So, we can spend a lot of time
together. We both have the same centres of interest.
Thereís not any problem between us because we
perfectly understand each other.
is your ďrecipeĒ to reduce tension?
Thereís only one way to succeed in it: to practice
are your likings as regards clothing?
I have no particular likings as regards clothing. But
I give a lot of importance to formal dresses. Women are
lucky in that bacause they can find a great variety of
formal dresses. But, thereís not much selection of
formal dresses for men. I like black colour very much.
I generally choose black suits.
you had to choose only one thing among all the things
you have, what would it be?
I would choose my bike. Itís one of the things I
like the most.
is your life policy?