R Rahman's double-Oscar and a double Grammy seems to
have inspired Ajith. Rahman's rendition in Tamil at
the awards ceremony had left an impact in the actor.
At a function organised to felicitate Chief Minister
M Karunanidhi by Tamil film world, Ajith gave a
speech stating that 'actors only want to act and are
not interested in taking a stand on issues.'
The words immediately got appreciation from
Rajinikanth, who stood up and put his hands
Says Ajith about his speech, 'my role model is A
R Rahman, who is a true Tamilian. He has worked
against all odds and struggled hard in life to get
to where he is now. He made people forget their
worries by providing them with superb music, which
fetched him awards at the global level. And, when he
got the opportunity to stand in front of a global
audience, he spoke in Tamil to tell the world that
he was from Tamilnadu in India.'