When Jaya was first admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 this year, Ajith Kumar was the first one to pay a visit to the hospital.
The actor cancelled his shoot in Bulgaria to pay respect for Amma and this has led to many speculations. A slew of Malayalam and Kannada television channels have reported that at the hospital, Amma has expressed her desire to hand over the party to Ajith.
There are reports, many of them originating from Ajith’s fans, which claim that Jayalalithaa considered him as her adopted son, and therefore, her successor.
Ajith Kumar in an interview, he was quoted by Kolly Insider as saying, “I can never forget when Jayalalithaa attended my marriage and showered her blessings on us. Shalini and I had been to Jayalalithaa Amma’s Poes Garden residence. She showered her love as if I was her own son”.
The rumours of Ajith joining politics aren’t new. In the run-up to the 2016 Assembly elections, there was speculation that he may join the BJP at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request.