Everyone knows that Thala Ajith and Shalini had fallen in love during the shooting of Amarkkalam which was directed by Saran. The film has completed 20 years of its release and the director has opened about how Ajith proposed Shalini. He has said that while they were shooting a love rejection scene in the film in which Ajith will reject the love of heroine, but in real life, he was proposing her. He has further said that when Ajith had expressed his feelings he had seen different emotions on Shalini's face. He has concluded saying that Ajith used to listen to Sondha Kuralil Paada which was sung by Shalini during their trip to Ooty and where he had written the climax of the song.