Kollywood actor Ajith Kumar, who is popularly known as ‘Thala’ is someone who stays off from the limelight and does not even attend film events or award shows. Fans therefore are always eager to get a chance to watch the actor, even when his is casting his vote!
Meanwhile, a video of a number of fans breaching Ajith kumar’s privacy to take selfies and a video of the “Valimai” actor grabbing the cell phone of one of his fans is going viral in social media platforms.
Ajith turned up at a polling booth in Thiruvanmiyur, with his wife actor Shalini on Tuesday at around 07:00 am. He was one of the first few Kollywood celebrities to cast his vote. As Ajith posed for the shutterbugs after casting his vote, a fan who was not wearing a mask came close to the actor to take a picture with him. The man who did not have Ajith’s consent clicked a picture or two before Ajith noticed him.
In the video, which is now widely circulated in social media, Ajith is surrounded by police, who are trying to stop fans from reaching out to the actor. However, after one of them manages to walk past the police and click a selfie with the actor, Ajith is seen snatching the phone away from him. Shortly after that, he is also seen pointing at the fan who tried to take a selfie, and asked him as well as other people to leave. Some of them are seen wearing masks, while others aren’t.
— H N (@ikaipullai) April 6, 2021
Netizens have been posting their opinions and discussing the issue using the hashtag #Ajith, which is currently trending on Twitter. While many of them took this as an opportunity to draw comparisons between Ajith and other Kollywood celebrities such as Vijay and Suriya.
#Ajith – Snatching a fan's handphone to avoid taking selfie and chased his fans out of the voting place..#Vijay – Took his selfie from his own phone with millions of fans who waited for him in Neyveli..
The difference between Vijay and Ajith.. Ennam Pol Vazhkai 🙏
— BlastingTamilCinema (@BLSTG) April 6, 2021
Oh god how come a actor can disrespect his own fans in such cunning way ! Seriously Mr.#Ajith you are at this stage bcos of ur fans ! Treating them like dogs is insane behavior 🤦🏻♂️🤨
— 𝙍𝙖𝙟𝙠𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙧 ❤ (@Rajj8990) April 6, 2021
The way Ajith sir was treated today was sad…. he gave us fans soooo much happiness , shudnt we giv him peace in return while he is exercising he basic right to vote with his family … but Ajith sir ur way too patient #Ajith #TamilNaduElections2021
— DD Neelakandan (@DhivyaDharshini) April 6, 2021
Before this, Ajith made the headlines after he issued a statement about his upcoming film Valimai. In the statement, he asked his fans to act dignified and told them to not ask for updates at inappropriate places. The statement came after videos of his fans asking for Valimai’s update in a cricket stadium and during a welcome rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi surfaced online.
It was announced by Valimai’s producer Boney Kapoor that the film’s first look will be released on Ajith’s birthday and the promotional activities will also be started on the same day.