Thala Ajith has been named as the ‘youth icon’ who is loved and adored by several youths. An online survey conducted by popular Tamil weekly ‘Ananda Vikatan‘ during the 40-day period from the third week of June till end-July has revealed that most youths have preferred to vote for Ajith for his disciplined lifestyle and maintaining his dignity.
The survey had asked the youths to name a hero they would love to have as their icon. The choice of actors were Vijay, Ajith, Suriya, Vikram, Simbu, Dhanush, Aarya, Vishal and others. Online surfers were asked to select one particular hero and assign a reason for choosing their favrourite star.
Among the 63,000-odd votes polled, Ajith managed to sescure 43,300 votes (68%) and has come out on top. He is followed by Vijay in the second spot (18,200 votes) who has secured 28% of the votes polled. Surprisingly enough, Suriya, Kamal Haasan and superstar Rajinikanth have secured less than 500 votes individually.
Vijay was reporedly in the first place within a few days of the launch of the survey. However, word spread fast among Ajith’s fans who flock to the net frequently and it appears that they had voted with a mission to vote out other actors. Ajith’s fans reportedly campaigned by sending SMS messages to their friends and others to vote in favour of Ajith.