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Radha Ravi often lands in controversies for his outswpoken nature, and not often do we see him praising stars. To everybody's surprise, the veteran actor has said positive things about none other than Ajith Kumar.

Radha Ravi was quoted by iFlicks as saying he calls actors by their names in general, but Ajith is an exception.

"Ajith is the only actor that I address as 'Ajith sir'. That's because I really respect his selfless, helping nature. He will generously give out lakhs of rupees whenever someone approaches him for help," the website quoted the actor as saying in an interaction with mediapersons recently.

Ajith commands respect from budding youngsters to bigwigs alike in Kollywood. He is loved for his down-to-earth attitude and humble nature. As a result, he has become a role model for aspiring actors in South India.

Ajith's next with Siva

Ajith is on a break after undergoing multiple surgeries in November 2015. The actor will begin his next film in April. He is joining hands with Siruthai Siva again, and their forthcoming Tamil film will be produced by Sathyajyothi Films.

Siruthai Siva had earlier directed Ajith in "Veeram," which was a decent hit. Their second collaboration "Vedalam" went on to become a blockbuster in 2015. The success of these flicks has paved way for their third project.

Currently, the movie, which is referred to as "Thala 57," is in the pre-production stage and will reportedly be launched April 14. Regular shooting will start in May and the film is likely to hit the screens in January 2016. The hunt for the film's female lead is on, and it is speculated that Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to compose the music for the Tamil flick.