Leading Tamil actor Ajith Kumar will next be seen in the highly-anticipated Thunivu coming out for Pongal in January 2023 and pre-release activities are already underway with several theatres in Tamil Nadu to ensure the film takes a mammoth opening. Directed by H. Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP banner in association with Zee Studios, the upcoming film's TN theatrical rights have been bagged by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies and will feature music by Ghibran. With shooting on the talkie portions completed and dubbing works as well ongoing, filming on the much-awaited 'Chilla Chilla' song in Thunivu is said to take place next, with acclaimed choreographer Kalyan overseeing the dance once again for Ajith after their combo delivered the magic with the 'Aaluma Doluma' song in the 2015 blockbuster, Vedalam

Kalyan, who recently sat down for an interview with Galatta, has now exclusively described how Ajith danced for the 'Aaluma Doluma' song during the shooting of Vedalam despite a painful leg injury. Kalyan said, "On the last day of the song's shoot, his leg slipped and ended up getting swollen. Normally, what others will do is shoot the next day after the healing process, but he (Ajith) was steady in his decision to finish it. Doctors then came and gave him painkillers and an injection after which his leg was covered in plaster and bandages. He also had a crutch with him for support and finished dancing for the complete BGM portions of the song. It was only after the 'Aaluma Doluma' song's shoot that he underwent an operation for his leg injury. Only then did I realize the seriousness because when I went to see him at his home, surgery had been performed on both his knees and he was seated without moving." 

Speaking further about Ajith's dedication, Kalyan master stated, "He (Ajith) is thinking about the film and the producer because he didn't want to stop or use a stand-in to shoot 'Aaluma Doluma'. He struggled a lot to dance to the song with the pain and he did his best. Initially, we shot for the first two-three days and filming had extended for another day, after which he sustained the injury on the last day. In the midst of all this, a small promo for 'Aaluma Doluma' was also released and it went viral, which got Ajith sir even more excited and he was in high spirits to do even better."

Watch Kalyan master talk about Ajith's Thunivu and more in the video below: