Following an apprehension that his house would be attacked, police personnel were deployed outside Thala Ajith’s residence in Thiruvanmiyur today. Reportedly, the move came after some persons, claiming to be fans of Ajith, attacked film stunt director Jaguar Thangam’s home earlier.
Earlier, the stunt director, in an interview to a Tamil magazine, criticized a remark Ajith had made at a function organized by FEFSI to felicitate Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanithi. (In the function Ajith, who is known for his quick, diplomatic messages, made a very sincere request that cinema and politics should not be forcibly co-mingled.
The actor also requested the CM to make a public statement that members of the cine industry must not be forced to participate in demonstrations based on political or social issues. While the whole of the industry sat shocked, not knowing how to respond to Ajith’s honest words, it was Super Star Rajinikanth, who was seated beside the CM, who stood up and clapped. The rest of the industry followed suit.)