But, Shalini is quite happy with her decision and is leading a happy life with her two kids. We may have heard their love story often about meeting on the sets of Amarkalam and eventually falling in love. But, there is more to this story than we know of. Malayalam actor Kunchacko Boban revealed that their love story began way before Amarkalam. In fact, Ajith used to call Shalini through Boban’s phone to avoid suspicion.
Times when Shalini and Ajith were in love, phones were not that popular. It was Kunchacko Boban who had a newly-bought Sony Ericcson. To avoid any further suspicion Shalini’s parents would develop towards Ajith, the couple decided to have a code word and that was AK-47. Shalini’s name in Kunchacko’s film was Sona and whenever Ajith would call, Boban would say, “Sona, AK-47 on the line for you.”
Kunchacko and Shalini shot for about a month for the film, canning college scenes, and after a period of time, the movie’s director, Kamal, started getting suspicious over the AK-47 code word. When he confronted Kunchacko, he revealed the secret to Kamal and the next day, during a shoot break, the director asked Shalini as to why AK-47 didn’t call her on that day, making Shalini blush.
The couple are now happily married for over 10 years and have two children Anoushka and Adhvik.
On the professional front, Ajith has Valimai directed by H.Vinoth.