Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Ajay Devgn: Did many films despite knowing it will be flop

Ajay stepped into the shoes of veteran actor Jitendra for the remake of the 1983 Hindi blockbuster 'Himmatwala'. Ajay stepped into the shoes of veteran actor Jitendra for the remake of the 1983 Hindi blockbuster 'Himmatwala'.
Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Posted: June 25, 2014 9:37 am

Actor Ajay Devgn, whose last few releases including ‘Himmatwala’ and ‘Rascals’ did not do well at the box-office, says many a times he does come to know while shooting only that the movie will be a flop. But the 45-year-old ‘Singham’ star does not opt to leave the project because he feels it is unethical as an actor to walk out of the film in between.

“80 per cent of the times I have come to know while shooting that the film won’t work. I have not seen those films during the trial shows. I have not seen ‘Himmatwala’ and ‘Rascals’ till today. You get that feel,” Ajay said in a group interview.
“I thought the film (Himmatwala) will be shot the way ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai’ was shot in retro style. What Sajid did is he took 80s film and shot it in 80s style only. ‘Himmatwala’ would have worked if it would have been made in today’s styling and punch lines but it went back in time,” he added.

Ajay stepped into the shoes of veteran actor Jitendra for the remake of the 1983 Hindi blockbuster ‘Himmatwala’, which was directed by Sajid Khan.

While in ‘Rascals’ (2011), directed by David Dhawan, Ajay could not tickle the funny bone of the audience as a conman.

Though Ajay is aware that a film will not do well commercially still he tries to fulfil his commitment for the project.

“An actor can’t move out of the project… How can one do that as lot of money and stakes involved. You have to understand this that you have goofed up and now you have to suffer.

“You can’t say you are not doing the project as the producer has already spent Rs 15 to 20 crore on it before starting the film. It is unethical… There are times when the script is something and the film turns out to be something else,” he added.

Ajay also slammed those actors who do not promote their films at the end when they are not happy with the final outcome.
“I think that is unfair (for actors to not promote the film). I go out and promote because you are paid for it… I think one should do as much as they can. But at the same time you can’t go out and lie to the audience about the film,” Ajay said.

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