Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“Till date I haven’t heard a great script like ZAKHM!” - Ajay Devgn

The name Ajay Devgn has become synonymous with action and in recent times thanks to filmmakers like Rohit Shetty his proficiency in comedy is also being tapped productively like in the GOL MAAL series. However it is a tragedy that filmmakers have failed to tap his histrionic in hard hitting roles as he did in Mahesh Bhatt’s ZAKHM or Sanjay Leena Bansali’s film HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM. 

Replying to a question that doesn’t he feel tired of doing the same action scenes and uttering funny dialogues Devgn replied, “In an industry which is known for its rat race we as actors try to put in our best even in roles that are repetitive and lackluster but the tragedy is that Bollywood lacks creative writers and daring filmmaker like Mahesh Bhatt who made ZAKHM.”

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Recalling the making of ZAKHM Ajay said, “When Mahesh Bhatt narrated the story to me, he was in tears as the movie was semi-autobiographical account of what Bhatt sahab had underwent through the communal riots.” He continued, “In fact when Bhatt sahab was ready with script the distributers had backed out due to its sensitive communal subject. Nevertheless Bhatt sahab went ahead putting his own resources and the result was that the movie won much laurels and fetched me my first National Film Award for Best Actor in the movie.” 

“Nowadays people are making movies but unfortunately till date I haven’t heard a great script like ZAKHM, “he quipped. 

Admiring Devgn as an actor par excellence Sanjay Bansali said, “In HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM, Salman Khan had a tailor made role of a handsome and extrovert person but kudos to Ajay Devgn for stealing the thunder thanks to Ajay's soulful eyes which project pain, pathos and grief and won the hearts of film buffs.” 

Beginning in 1991 to 2015 Ajay Devgn has tried his best to do movies that do justice to his talent. Few of these movies include THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH (National Award), DEEWANGEE (Filmfare Best Villain Award. In 2003), RAINCOAT (2004), YUVA (2004), APAHARAN(2005), OMKARA (2006), GOLMAAL: FUN UNLIMITED (2006), HALLA BOL (2008), ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI (2010), RAAJNEETI (2010), SINGHAM (2011) etc. 

Raaga.Com wishes the versatile actor many happy returns of the day on his 46 birthday and hope filmmakers come up with exceptional scripts.