Apart from Madhavan’s interviews, which did not have anything new or interesting, Ajith’s interviews on Sun TV and Vijay TV were the only other special New Year programmes that I watched.
I really liked Ajith’s Sun TV interview a lot. He spoke so frankly about everything from the supposed competition that exists between him and Vijay, the relationship he shares with his directors, his attitude, his fans, his family, his passion for racing to even the SMSes about him that come on Sun Music! 🙂 I am sure the way he talked so proudly about his fans and their loyalty to him would have made all his true fans very happy. 2007 saw Ajith looking quite handsome in Kireedam and then so stylish in Billa. In this interview too, he looked handsome in a white blazer with a graying beard and a smile on his face about which a lot was discussed. His way of speaking reminded me of Raghuvaran’s. Though he did speak on some more topics, his interview on Vijay TV became somewhat a repetition of the Sun TV one.
As I had commented in Sreekrishnan’s blog sometime back, the fact that amidst all the criticisms by the people from the industry, Ajith pursued his passion-racing when his career was at a peak, and how he has now managed to prove that his passion had not come in the way of his acting skills is one thing that I have always admired about Ajith! As Ajith rightly said in that interview, people didn’t encourage him when he was participating in races and are asking him about his car racing now, when he is not participating in it anymore!
Given a choice, I would definitely prefer watching an Ajith’s movie to Vijay’s. I hope he acts in more good films in the future.
Just when I was typing this post, I got a forward that Shalini gave birth to a girl child today. Here’s wishing the couple and the baby a great future filled with loads of happiness!