Star Director Venkat Prabhu and Tamil Superstar Surya hailed Ajith for his dedication in the movies.
Talking about 2011 hit Mankatha, director Venkat Prabhu said, "Ajith is an actor who gets into the skin of the character, and a director can expect anything from him." And also said that the movie was a super-hit because of the veteran actors' dedication.
Following Venkat Prabhu, Singam star Surya praised Ajith for the same reason. Despite being competitors on-screen Surya and Ajith have maintained a cordial relationship in the off-screen.
In an interview, Surya hailed Ajith for his daring performance in Mankatha. Surya also quoted, "Ajith is the actor who never failed to take risks and Mankatha is the best example for that, I am glad that the movie completely satisfied the audience and it has become my all time favorite movie." The duo has appreciated each others work in the past.