Kumar made his Bollywood debut in Shahrukh Khan starrer
Asoka in 2001. Though offers kept coming from Bollywood in
later days, the Thala choose to keep himself busy in Tamil films.
Now, after 11 years, the actor is back to act in a Hindi film in
come-back film English Vinglish, which is a
The Tamil superstar was signed in a hush-hush manner, as the
makers of English Vinglish had not planned on roping in
Ajith Kumar initially. In fact, producer Balki had signed Amitabh
Bachchan to do a cameo in the forthcoming movie and shot the
portions for both the versions. However, after filming it, the
movie bosses realised that a Kollywood superstar would be better
than the Bollywood megastar for the Tamil version of the film.
Hence, they approached Ajith Kumar for which he gave nod without
a second thought. Balki has admitted that the Thala is replacing
Amitabh Bachchan in the Kollywood version. He further added. "Ajith
is a mega-star. I am honoured to have him play Amitji's role in the
Tamil version." The Billa star has a powerful role, which
lasts for three minutes.