He has been a part of the coveted 100 crore club ruled by Bollywood superstars but Ajay Devgn says it’s not a parameter for success as public knows the difference between a good film and those releasing on Diwali or Eid.
“I don’t think (100 crore) is a parameter. We all know which film is good and which film has worked because of the time of release be it Diwali, Eid or whatever and which film really deserves a sequel. That is why sequels of those films cannot be made,” Ajay, who is awaiting the release of ‘Singham’ sequel, told PTI. (In Pics: Singham Ajay Devgn is city hopping with Kareena Kapoor)
Although, the 45-year-old actor did not take any names, it is a well-known fact that the three main festival days are mostly booked for the three Khans- Eid for Salman, Diwali for Shah Rukh while Aamir prefers the year-end Christmas slot.
Ajay, who is aiming to cash in on the holiday weekend of Independence Day with ‘Singham Returns‘, says he does not bother about the ongoing battle to the top in Bollywood as he has a huge film resume.
“Everybody knows (of my work). When you see the list of hits they are huge. It doesn’t matter to me. It has just become a style to take one name. But we have all been here for the past 25 years in the industry and doing well and surviving here.
“I am 45 and I am doing what young kids are doing so I think you can’t take that away,” Ajay said.
In the past three years, there has been a swarm of young actors in Bollywood. When asked whether new faces encroaching on their territory, Ajay said emulating what he and his contemporaries have been consistently doing for the past 25 years will be difficult.
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