Even though Thala Ajith had officially disbanded his numerous fan clubs in TN back in 2011 before the release of his 50th film Mankatha to stay clear of any political interferences and needless controversies, his fan base just keeps increasing exponentially. During the release of all his films, his fans go all out with banners, hoardings and cutouts, and indulge in grand celebrations; the release of Viswasam saw some really frenzied scenes all over the state. It is clear that the disbanding of fan clubs hasn’t had any adverse impact on Ajith’s stardom and market pull; his fans are still really organised and united.
The producer of Ajith’s latest blockbuster Viswasam, Sathya Jyothi Films Thyagarajan recently spoke about the star’s fan base all over the state, in an interview to a news daily. “Viswasam had a big opening despite stiff competition as Ajith sir is widely described as the ‘king of opening’ and has a huge fan base. Recently, I travelled across Tamil Nadu and observed his fans at the grassroots level. Here is a star who has disbanded his fan clubs but still manages to have a stronghold among the masses!”, said Thyagarajan.
It must be noted that Viswasam was made as a result of a commitment from Ajith to Thyagarajan, after the failure of their previous collaboration Vivegam, that the same team will deliver success. The star’s confidence in the same director (Siva) has paid off big time and Thyagarajan is sitting pretty now with the biggest success story of his career.