Notwithstanding the opposition to his appeal-cum-announcement to his fans to disband all those ‘fan clubs’ with immediate effect, actor Ajith is said to have been ‘pleasantly surprised’ at the reaction of his still-loyal fans to the trailer of his upcoming landmark 50th film ‘Mankatha’, which is being screened in theatres now.
The actor’s fans have announced that they won’t ‘agree’ to their idol’s suggestions to disband all those fans’ clubs which indulge in welfare activities from time to time. Some sections of the fans have even said that they would host fas-unto-death protest in front of the actor’s Chennai residence if he didn’t take back his announcement of disbanding the fans’ clubs.
A rough estimates says that an unprecedented number of 5 lakh people have so far watched the trailer of the film on the Internet. This figure is further complemented by another statistics which says that as many as 3 lakh people have ‘downloaded’ the trailer from the Net into their personal computers and lap-tops. This has reportedly encouraged the film’s director Venkat Prabhu to throw open a website for the fans on the eve of the music launch of the film.
Ajith, who follows the ‘Rajnikantk style’ of now applying make up when he is not shooting, has been spotted many times with grey beard and hair, which hasn’t gone down well with his actress-wife Shalini’s father. This has forced the latter to give up his own habit of dyeing his hair so as to look elder to Ajith. On seeing this, Ajith has reportedly told Shalini that he would ‘dye’ his hair after the release of ‘Mankatha’!