He has to, as he is playing the younger version of his character from Billa in its prequel, Billa 2
After essaying nine roles in Citizen, Ajith is set to experiment with his looks once again in Billa 2. The movie is the prequel to his 2007-hit film Billa. (Don’t ask us why a prequel has a 2 in the title when usually sequels do. That’s just Kollywood for you.) Billa 2 focusses on the genesis of the lead character Billa and how he evolved to be the dreaded gangster seen in Billa. But instead of getting a younger actor to play the role, the director Chakri Toleti has asked Ajith to look like a young 20-year-old. Ajith has reportedly put himself on a rigorous diet-workout regimen to look the part. He has also called in an experienced makeup man from Hollywood to help him look 20. Newbie Huma Quereshi will be Ajith’s onscreen army candy in Billa 2.