Ajith is fondly called Thala by his fans. It all started with him being called Thala in AR Murugadoss in Dheena. However, in a surprise announcement, Ajith requested his fans not to call him Thala or using any prefix.
Ajith’s publicist Suresh Chandra wrote, “To The Respected members of the Media, public and genuine fans. I henceforth wish to be referred to as Ajith, Ajith Kumar or just AK n not as Thala or any other prefix b4 my name. I sincerely wish you all a beautiful life filled with good health, happiness, success, peace of mind and contentment forever. Love Ajith (sic).”