ÔÇÿUltimate StarÔÇÖ Ajith Kumar is proving to be the king of the box office time and again. His recent successful ventures Veeram, Yennai Arindhaal and Vedhalam turn out to be the sheer examples.
Fondly called as ÔÇÿThalaÔÇÖ by his fans, AjithÔÇÖs current salary ranges between 25-50 crores. In fact, this sum can increase further in his upcoming movies for 2017. His hard work and determination justify his big salary pack in all directions.
However, there was a time when ÔÇÿThalaÔÇÖ Ajith charged a mere sum of Ôé╣2500 for his role in a movie. Yes! ItÔÇÖs just Ôé╣2500.
PAASA MALARGAL – 1993
During his early days, Ajith Kumar worked in TV commercials and press ads to support his main career ÔÇô Racing. There were no other options left as there was no money in racing, unlike these days.
At one instant, Ajith appeared in a Television ad shot sequenced by the ÔÇÿGuru of CinematographyÔÇÖ – P. C. Sreeram. The perfectly toned body coupled with the foolproof ability to act caught the eyes of many directors.
Suresh Chandra Menon who was known for his directorial product Pudhiya Mugam was also impressed. As a matter of fact, Menon wished to cast Ajith in his next movie.
Paasa Malargal (1993) was MenonÔÇÖs second project as a director. The movie starred the evergreen actor Arvind Swamy and MenonÔÇÖs wife Revathi in the lead roles. Menon chose Ajith Kumar to play a supporting role. Tamil actor, Vikram dubbed the scenes for Ajith for the second time. Previously Vikram dubbed the scenes for Ajith in his first Tamil movie ÔÇô ÔÇÿAmaravathiÔÇÖ.
Remembering the generosity of ÔÇÿThalaÔÇÖ, Menon took to his Facebook page and posted an image from the movie sets. He also revealed in the post that the humane actor charged a meagre Ôé╣2500 for his role.
Here is the Suresh Chandra MenonÔÇÖs Facebook post:
Have put this pic lots of times but with the fan following ajith has, am sure they will be happy to see the pic again…
Ajith is known for his natural looks and straightforward behaviour. Many a times, we heard of Ajith Kumar silently helping the needy people financially. His hand-made Biriyani and feasting his crew in a very humble manner is very famous in the Kollywood sphere. Now, with this post by Menon, it is evident that he is absolutely a down to earth character and considers hard work more than money.
The Ultimate StarÔÇÖs next project is titled as Vivegam. The movie is an action thriller co-written and directed by Siva. Ajith and Siva worked together in Veeram and Vedhalam whose success is known to all. The movie also features Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Agarwal and Akshara Haasan in important roles. As per reports, major scenes of the movie was shot in Europe. The movie is scheduled to release worldwide on 10 August 2017.
Young and charismatic Anirudh Ravichander scored the music and Ajith-Anirudh combination has not failed to shine till now.
Moreover, in the recently released film poster of Vivegam, ÔÇÿUltimate StarÔÇÖ Ajith Kumar featured in his six-pack Abs and a fully fit body. This has further kindled the expectations of his fans to some other level. The fans are hopeful that his victorious run will continue further.