This news will elate the fans of two Kollywood icons – Ajith and Vijay. Though their fans often compare them and treat them as competitors, Ajith and Vijay have proved often that they are very close friends and have rubbished the talks about competition between them.
At film functions, they both are often seen sharing jokes and engaged in serious discussions, and this has become a common sight these days. They have great mutual respect and even take care that they do not hurt each others’ fans!
Recently, in one such display of care for Vijay’s fans, Ajith changed the name of Aegan’s villain. In Aegan, actor Suman (who re-emerged in Kollywood with Sivaji) plays the villain and his onscreen name is Joseph Chinnappa. When Ajith came to know about this, he requested director Raju Sundaram to change the character’s name. When he found a perplexed look on Raju’s face, he explained that his friend and actor Vijay’s full name is Joseph Vijay and that he does not want to hurt or irate his fans by naming his film’s villain after him – no matter even if it is a lesser-known first name of Ilayathalapathy. In a similar fashion, Vijay too painstakingly looks for any factor, which could irate Ajith fans, and eliminates it from his films! Phew!
Well, these stars are so cordial to each other that they do not treat each other as rivals even on the silver screen! Then why do we fans try to compare them, create an imaginary rivalry between them, and then lament that Kollywood has lesser “double-hero” films than Bollywood. Maybe, it is us – the highly sensitive fans – who are the reason for frontline Kollywood heroes not acting together!