Understandably, Vivek was shocked to see the seating arrangement. At first he flatly refused to enter the function after coming to know that his seat was next to Aishwarya. However he finally agreed after the organizers did their best to convince him.
According to sources, there was space only for one person to sit between the exes. At first it was Asin who was occupying the seat; but had to leave for her performance just as Vivek entered. Realising that Vivek was only a seat away, Ash was clearly uncomfortable and soon got fidgety.
Both Vivek and Ash remained unavailable for comment.