Not many actors would have voluntarily dared to dissolve or disband their fans’ clubs knowing very well that smooth functioning of the fans clubs would not only ensure a ‘good’ opening during the times of the release of their films but also would lend the much needed ‘weight’ to an artiste. Ajith who speaks and acts sans hypocrisy did so a few months back, shocking his fans as well as industry-watchers.
Notwithstanding the fact that many of those fans’ clubs have now become defunct, the opening witnessed by Ajith’s latest film ‘Mankatha’ which hit the screens on 31st August was nothing short of ‘phenomenal’. Trade pundits point out that the craze among the fans to watch the film and the collections for initial few days were second only to superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Enthiran: The Robot’.
In a free-wheeling chat with the scribe of a popular regional weekly, Ajith has spoken about many issues. “Each and every man has to look after his life. Other than watching movies, my fans have to take charge of their respective lives. Like all the citizens, they too are entitled to their own opinion. I want my fans to be free-thinking individuals and didn’t want to burden them with work relating to running the fans’ clubs,” says Ajith.
“The response to Mankatha is proof enough of the love and affection my fans have for me. I’d reciprocate by entertaining them in every possible manner. I’d continue to do different roles like the one I did in Mankatha. My dream is to play villain in one of Rajini Sir’s movies and get ‘hit’ by him in the film. If it happens, I’d feel satisfied that the purpose of my birth is served. I dedicate all the success of Mankatha to Rajini Sir,” concludes the star.