Ajith is a phenomenal star with a huge fan following in India. Despite avoiding public events and even his film promotions, the 'Ultimate Star' remains popular. His films are highly-anticipated every year.

In a career that has spanned three decades, Ajith has had his share of hits and misses in the industry. He first tasted fame after the release of the 1995 film 'Aasai' directed by Vasanth and produced by Mani Ratnam.

The romantic thriller revolves around the obsession of the female lead Subbulakshmi's brother-in-law (Prakash Raj) on her and how Ajith saves his lover.

Director Vasanth revealed in a recent interview on how Ajith got the role in the film that defined his career in the early days. Apparently, the director saw Thala in a commercial promoting 'Vetti'. Wonder if we can find the commercial online now...

On the professional front, Thala Ajith's upcoming film 'Valimai' directed by H. Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor, was scheduled to be released for Deepavali in 2020.

However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown in India, the film is on 40% completion. The shooting is expected to resume after the lockdown.

Source: Cine Ulagam
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