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When Ajith vacated hotel room for Ranveer Singh

Ajith won the hearts of his Viswasam crew members through a simple gesture in Hyderabad.

Manigandan KR

Ajith, who prefers to maintain a low profile, enjoys a reputation of being easy to work with. That reputation only seems to have been cemented by a recent incident that happened in Hyderabad, where Ajith was shooting for Viswasam (2018) recently.

A source from the unit of Viswasam said, "We were shooting the first schedule of Viswasam in Hyderabad's Ramoji Rao City. Several combination scenes involving Ajith and Nayanthara were shot in the first schedule. We also shot a fierce action sequence there at that point in time. However, these were time consuming shots.

"We had put up Ajith at a star hotel. As the first schedule was to end on 10 June, we had booked his room until then. However, certain portions couldn't be completed as per our original plan and therefore our idea of winding up the first schedule on 10 June had to be changed. We had to extend the first schedule by another two days," said the source.

"When the team approached the management of the hotel to extend Ajith's stay by two days, they expressed regret as they had already allotted his room from 11 June to Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh. We were in a fix wondering what to do when Ajith gently said that he would vacate the room as he did not want to hinder the work of another team or another actor. Turning to the team, Ajith said all that he required was a room with a small bed and a fan. Without any fuss, the actor moved into a small room in the hotel and helped us complete the first schedule's portions," added the source.

"It is not often that you see a top star willing to adjust so much and without much ado. The whole unit was impressed by what Ajith did," said the source, who disclosed that the team has planned to begin the second schedule of the film in Chennai on 27 June.

The film is directed by Siruthai Siva, a director with whom Ajith has been working on back-to-back projects.

This is not the first time that units working with Ajith have spoken highly about his easy-going nature. There have been instances when the actor, a great cook, would often treat his cast and crew members by preparing biryani himself.