Success and failures, fans and anti-fans, adulation and criticism are all part of celluloid world. Most of our stars tend to get carried away during their peak time and at the same time hit an all-time low during their downfall.
But down South, two star heroes can be noticed who seldom tends to maintain an equilibrium in terms of their approach towards both success and failures.
They may be hated by Lakhs of anti-fans, but are indeed recipients of unconditional love from millions and millions of staunch supporters.
By this time, our readers would have guessed the two stars about whom the discussion is all about.
Yes, it's Tollywood's Power Star, Pawan Kalyan and Kollywood's Thala, Ajith Kumar. Let's dig out some of the similarities between these youth icons.
Family Support To Creating Own Identity
Both Pawan Kalyan and Ajith Kumar entered the filmdom with an initial push and assistance from their respective families. If Kalyan banked upon his elder brother, Chiranjeevi's mighty image and fan base, Ajith had his father's contacts which helped him gain access to the K-Town industry through SP Balasubramaniam.
However, they lived in their respective family shadows for a very limited time as they carved an own image for themselves which identified themselves as an influential individual.
Academics And Knowledge
Both Thala and Power King are not renowned for their academics. But it is their self-gained knowledge out of their interest and enthusiasm which makes them distinguished. Both PK (Pawan Kalyan) and AK (Ajith Kumar), speak flawless English and cover quite a few touch-points on wider topics which illustrates them as prominent scholars.
Style & Attitude
PK and AK are good on screen actors but may not be classified as cream layered actors as they do not adopt method acting in most of their movies. But it is their inimitable style and dynamic attitude which steals the show. Just a casual walk with a good BGM is sure to send their fans haywire in theatres. Movies like Billa & Mankatha for AK and Panja & Thammudu for PK are testimonials for the same.
Off Screen Prophecy
The Khushi star and the Vaali star maintain a low profile off camera. They clad simple outfit and appear casual in public. Both these stars emphasize their fans to be loyal to their respective families and to deliver good & worthy deeds to the society. If PK quotes "Do your duty and disappear" then AK quotes "Live & Let Live" which are seen as sacred words by their fans and are also inculcated by some of them.
Movie Promotions And Media Interactions
Both our heroes maintain quite a distance from media and public functions. While PK can be spotted in Mega family functions and Janasena Party works, AK is almost invisible in public life. Rarely do they come out to market their movies.
But when they come out or when the mere mention of their names happen at an event, then it is sure to witness the venue erupting with the widest of cheers. Thanks to their die-hard fanatics.
Failure & Fans
This probably is their biggest strength and weakness combined in a single section. If AK has this jinx of not delivering back-to-back hits, then PK failed to deliver a hit for a span of 10 years. But their jinx and rough patch could never deter the spirit and enthusiasm of their mighty and loyal fan base.
Even during their down phase and strings of failures, both of them were successful in retaining their fan base and never lost a single fan. Even after a disaster, their subsequent movies takes widest of openings and yes, it's their fans who make it possible every single time.
With so many similarities between the Ultimate-Power Combo, we wish both Pawan Kalyan and Ajith Kumar for their upcoming movies, Katamarayudu and Vivegam, respectively.