Actor Ajith underwent septoplasty, a surgical procedure to correct a deviated nasal septum, at a private hospital on Tuesday, 17 March.

"Ajith Kumar underwent Septoplasty and functional endoscopic sinus surgery this morning. Treated by ENT Surgeon Dr.M K Raja Shekar Mr.Ajith kumar is recovering well," stated a press release. 

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He had been suffering from disproportionate nasal septum and he had difficulties in breathing with ease. Hence the doctors had advised him to undergo a minor surgery.

Ajith recently became a father to a baby boy and he is yet to name his son.

On the professional front, Ajith is on a break after completing "Yennai Arindhaal", which was released on 5 February. The movie has become an average hit and it has done better business in the overseas circuits.

His next movie is with Siruthai Siva with whom he worked in hit film "Veeram". While the film was supposed to go on floors in February, the birth of his child and the impending surgery, forced him to take a break. He is expected to join the shoots next month.

Presently, Siruthai Siva is finalising the cast and crew of the film. There are strong reports that Shruti Haasan, for the first time, will pair up with the actor. It is also said that Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music for the movie, which is being called "Thala 56" as of now. Nonetheless, the makers are yet to confirm the news.

"Thala 56" is likely to hit the floors on 14 April for Tamil New Year.