It is well known that Ajith is an ardent follower of Puratchi Thalaivi J Jayalalithaa that the actor hold a special respect for her. The sudden death of Jayalalithaa was informed to Ajith only in the early hours of (IST) December 6 because he was shooting in Bulgaria. Sources say that he immediately sent a press note and then searched for a direct flight to Chennai but unfortunately he could not find any.
Later Ajith hired a car and reached Romania after 5hrs and 30 minutes ride. From Romania, Ajith boarded a flight to Athens and from there, he reached Dubai.
From Dubai, Ajith reached Chennai in the wee hours of December 7 and immediately rushed to MGR memorial to pay his last respect.