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was expected by your fans in a big way...Do you think
the film has done justice to their expectation?
don't follow the custom of talking something outside
while actually I feel entirely a different thing at
the bottom of my heart. The film didn't do well as the
fans had originally anticipated. I boldly accept the
ground reality that this film didn't do well. I
sincerely seek apology from fans for having failed to
fulfil their expectation. But not for the interviews I
As never before you have committed in a number of
film projects. Do you consider your safety?
No. I got committed in "Jana" long
back. Presently I am acting in the films "Ji" and "Attakaasam".
Eventhough I get committed in so many new films, only
2 of my films would get released per year. There is
going to be no change in this policy.
You had earlier given interview saying that you
won't meet the end of your life without attaining
super star status. This statement of yours has
attracted a flurry of sharp criticism. How do you
Yes. I heard all these things. It
is my ambition that I should stay at the No. 1
position in whatever I do. This view of mine is a just
one. Only I myself could wish to attain the top spot.
Just like the status of super star one should get to
the No.1 position....Only for achieving this I have
been striving all along. That No. spot may be called
by some other name other than 'super star'. But I
won't die without attaining this No. 1 staus. This is
As you go abroad often, for participating in car
races, people say you are unable to concentrate upon
your film work. What do you say?
In the current year I have gone
abroad, to take part in car races, only 7 times in the
period starting from March to November. In the
remaining 175 days, I was left with only 49 days for
participating in car races. In that case why did they
not conduct shooting on the remaining dates? Is it my
mistake? One particular film producer, who's having
good name in the industry, took away all my callsheet
dates, and was repeatedly telling me that his film's
shooting would take place soon, would take place in
the near future etc., etc. Days, weeks and months were
wasted like this without arranging for the shooting
work. Whose mistake is this? The answer to your
question could be found in this ...
There is a charge against you that you are unable
to give out films of great variety, simply because you
quite often commit in films produced by one and the
same producer.... How do you react to this?
far I have finished acting in 38 films. Out of these,
only "Vaali", "Mugavari", "Citizen" and "Villain" have
given me life. All these four films have been produced
by my close friend, 'Nic Arts' S.S.Chakravarthy.
Fans might have forgotten this. But, I will never do
so. If I have market value in film industry, it is
because of Chakravarthy. Let others say what they
intend to propagate. Both of us would still continue
to give out hit films by working together. As long as
we keep ourselves in the film industry, we won't get
departed. When we give up the field we would jointly
do so! Those who
try to separate us, need not waste their time by
indulging in such a move.
In your interviews, you use to say that even you
have not seen some of the films acted by you.....Will
not this affect your fans' taste?
Those films of mine that I didn't
see were the ones neglected by the general audience
too. Those films of mine which were viewed by me with
great interest were also seen by them with equally
But the one film that escaped this
rule is "Anjaneya". I failed to concentrate on this
film while I was acting in it. Another reason is that
I totally trusted the film director. But leave things as they are. The film's failure is failure. But let me
assure you that this bitter experience has increased
my aggressiveness tenfold.....My next film "Ji' would
prove a resounding success.
You don't deceive your fans by giving them false
hope saying that you will enter into politics in
future. Do you, yet, symbolically want to drive home
the point that you have gradually become ready to step
into politics by playing a politician's role in the
After seeing "Ji" people would
definitely get such an impression. It may become a
topic of general discussion among them who would then
ask, whether Ajith is interested in stepping into
politics.....? But the fact that this expectation of
the people is not going to be materialised is a
crystal clear thing to my family, friends and myself.
In case you fail to attain the No.1 spot in film
field as you wished.....?
Time will tell the answer. Wait and