Venkat Prabhu has said that Ajith was hurt during the filming of Mankatha. It was during a chasing scene that Ajith sprained his ankle and had to use a walking stick to move around. Having seen the star in crutches, people began to speculate that he plays a handicapped person in Mankatha. Venkat Prabhu has clarified that there is no truth in such reports.
He added that Ajith was such a sport that he refused to call off the shooting. He used the walking stick and encouraged the unit to film the scenes. The director said that Ajith’s dedication was greatly praised by the entire unit.