First look - South star Ajith in Sridevi’s comeback film ‘English Vinglish’
Ajith didn’t charge a single penny for doing Sridevi’s ‘English Vinglish’
By Shashi Reddy
Date: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 07:55:09 GMT
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Ajith and Sridevi
Basking in the glory of his successful Billa 2, south star Ajith is happy doing a small cameo role in Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish. As a token of respect, the humble actor didn’t charge a single penny for doing the role.
The Tamil version of English Vinglish stars ‘Thala’ Ajith, while the Hindi version has Amitabh Bachchan doing the same role. Ajith not only worked for free, he even took care of his expenses. Sources add that Ajith made all the arrangements for travel and stay by himself and spent his personal money during the schedule.
Producer R Balki even requested Ajith to let him pay for his flight ticket and hotel stay, but the star politely refused the offer, thus leaving everyone impressed with his gesture. Director Gauri Shinde, actress Sridevi and her husband Boney Kapoor are all praises for Ajith. “They’ve been bowled over by the simplicity and friendliness of an actor of his stature,” source is quoted as saying.
The first look of Ajith from the movie is out. The dashing star looks handsome even when sporting grey beard. Check him out sharing screen space with the Bollywood’s original diva Sridevi in English Vinglish.
The movie English Vinglish is the story of a laddoo-making housewife Shashi, who doesn’t know how to speak English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The film simultaneously releases in three languages on October 5. Ajith will also be seen in Telugu version.