When asked Ajith that how he was bold enough to don the salt and pepper look in Mankatha in spite of being a mass hero, he said, “Vinayak is a character who is after money. When we after money, we will not concentrate on our appearance.
We will be in that tension. We will think of our appearance once the money is in our hands. That is what we wanted to show it in our film.
My real color of my hair is grey. Because of this we added the dialogue, “My age is 40.” I was 16 years old when I left my schooling and started working in 1987. Now it is 2011. I cannot even imagine the sufferings and experiences I have undergone during the last 24 years. I am happy that my hair is become grey and has not fallen down. I am proud that I am celebrating with this sign.”