Simbu has issued a video message conveying to actor Ajith Kumar’s fans that he never meant to demean Ajith. “I’m nobody to promote Ajith Kumar who has already reached a huge stature in the industry due to his hard-work,” Simbu has said.
Simbu’s statement a few days back stating that he won’t be making references to Ajith Kumar (as he has done many a time in the past) has been misunderstood by his fans who took to social networking sites in a big way criticizing him. It is in this backdrop that Simbu has issued an explanation.
“In films such as Silambattam and Manmadhan, I referred to sequences or dialogues from Ajith Kmar’s films. Nobody questioned me for doing so; why should they do so now? Ajith has been in the industry for more than two decades now and has managed to carve out his own space due to his hard-work. I visualized a huge place for him more than a decade back; that’s why I referred to his films/dialogues in my films.
“I have been a huge fan of Rajini Sir right from my childhood; among my generation, Ajith is easily my favourite; as such, I wanted Ajith’s name to be referred to frequently like Rajini Sir’s name is referred to very often. Ajith and Shalini loved my idea of making references to him. Ajith doesn’t need publicity through my or anybody’s films; he already has his own space,” Simbu clarified.