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Watch: Actor Ajith Pulls Phone From Unmasked Fan In Poll Booth

Watch: Actor Ajith Pulls Phone From Unmasked Fan In Poll Booth

Ajith with his wife Shalini waiting in queue outside polling station (courtesy AndhraAjithFans)

Highlights

  • Ajith voted at Chennai neighbourhood of Thiruvanmiyur this morning
  • Ajith is seen snatching the phone away from the unmasked fan
  • Ajith is believed to have returned it after schooling the fan
New Delhi:

Tamil superstar Ajith is trending on Twitter after voting today - not because he voted but because of viral video of the actor taking away the phone from a mask-less fan who tried to get a selfie with him. Tamil Nadu votes for 234 seats in its Assembly today - Ajith, 49, and his wife Shalini arrived at a polling booth in the Chennai neighbourhood of Thiruvanmiyur this morning, reports The News Minute. In footage that has now going viral, a fan manages to get close enough to the actor to take a selfie with him - without Ajith's consent. Ajith is seen snatching the phone away from the unmasked fan. He is believed to have returned it after schooling the fan.

Watch the viral video here:

On Twitter, opinion is divided. Ajith fans have praised him for not allowing someone not following COVID-19 protocol to take his picture. TV anchor Divya Dharshini tweeted in favour of the actor, asking that he be given space while voting.

Fans of actor Vijay, however, have grabbed the opportunity to run Ajith down - for those who don't know, the intense rivalry between Ajith's fans and those of Vijay is of long-standing and of epic proportions. Tweets from Vijay fans shredded Ajith for refusing a selfie with a fan.

An example of an Ajith vs Vijay tweet:

Vijay also voted today, thrilling the Internet by cycling to his polling booth.

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Suriya and other Tamil stars also voted this morning.

Ajith, star of films such as Citizen and the 2007 remake of Rajinikanth's Billa, was last seen in 2019 film Nerkonda Paarvai. His next release is work-in-progress Valimai. Vijay, meantime, had a film out in January - Master - and is filming an untitled project.