Ajith plays Vinayak in Mankatha

Last Updated: Tue, May 03, 2011 04:33 hrs

Ajith's Mankatha is going to be an important film for the actor. 

In an interview to a newspaper, Venkat Prabhu the director of the film says: "Mankatha will be a landmark film for Ajith as it is his 50th film."

Venkat adds: "Ajith's character name in the film is Vinayak Mahadevan. It has shades of grey. In fact I can say he is the villain of the film. Ajith likes Heath Ledger a lot and loves his portrayal of
negative characters.'

Like sify.com reported earlier, Ajith has a salt and pepper George Clooney look in the film. As Venkat said: "I'm sure men will stop dying their hair black after seeing Ajith's look in Mankatha."

Venkat Prabhu was quite apologetic that he could not release the film on May 1, as planned earlier. Meanwhile Venkat has released the song trailer of Mankatha on May 1 on youtube on Thala's birthday.

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