Ajith.PR Handout

Thala Ajith has never shied away from experimenting with his roles in his career spanning over three decades. Be it donning the role of an antagonist with poise or working with newcomers the actor has always made sure to up his game with every movie. And now he is collaborating with none other than Boney Kapoor. The duo will be coming together for a Tamil flick.

Tamil media has reported that Ajith and Boney Kapoor were in talks regarding a project before the sudden demise of Sridevi. Reportedly, the upcoming Tamil movie will be directed by H Vinoth, who has two hits to his credit, Sathuranga Vettai, and Theeran Adhigaram Ondru.

Why Ajith agreed to work with Boney Kapoor?

A report on Indiaglitz cites that Ajith has given his nod to bail out Boney Kapoor from his financial crisis. In the last decade, the producer's financial condition has not been very bright.  Hence, the actor decided to do his bit for the producer, as the Kapoor shares a warm relation with Ajith's family.

Thala's immense respect and adulation for Sridevi is also being cited as one of the reason, why he agreed to work with Boney Kapoor. It came as a surprise to many when Ajith who was sharing screen space with the late actress in her comeback movie  English Vinglish (Aangilam Vaangilam), a few years ago, didn't charge a single rupee for his cameo. That was the first time both of them shared screen space.

Ajith with Sridevi
A picture of Ajith with Sridevi in Aangilam Vaangilam.PR Handout

Ajith condoles Sridevi's death

On Sunday, March 12, Ajith with his wife Shalini met Boney Kapoor's family in Chennai to condole the death of Sridevi, who died of accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel on February 24.

Ajith has often lent his helping hand to the producers, on numerous occasions and has worked with them so as to revive its fortunes. 

However, the project with Boney Kapoor is still in the pre-production stages and will commence by the end of this year. Currently, Ajith is busy with his upcoming movie Viswasam, written and directed by Siruthai Siva. Sathyajyothi Films is bankrolling the movie. Nayanthara plays the female lead in the action-thriller.