Kollywood stars descended in Malaysia over the weekend to attend Natchathira Vizha 2018. Top actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan attended the function. However the absence of Vijay and Ajith was noted by many​.​

Vijay was unable to attend as he is currently on a holiday with his family. Ajith had also declined to attend the gala events. The reason behind Ajith’s refusal has been revealed by S.Ve. Shekar now.

The veteran actor recently resigned from Nadigar Sangam as he felt that senior actors disrespected at the Natchathira Vizha. In a media interaction he ​made the following statement.

“Ajith told Nadigar Sangam executive members that ten leading actors in the industry can afford to contribute money for the construction of the proposed building. He further added that there is no necessity for conducting a star night show and collecting money from Tamil people in Malaysia, as whatever we have earned in our respective career was given by them”.

​There ​has been no official clarification from Ajith or Nadigar Sangam.