Thursday, April 2, 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.

Shah Rukh Khan’s clan in a single film together?

More than six decades back eminent filmmaker and actor Raj Kapoor created history in Indian cinema by bringing together the entire Kapoor clan in a single movie!

The movie was AWARA (1951) that brought together Raj Kapoor, his father the legendary actor Prithiviraj Kapoor (famous for his role as King Akbar in Mughul-E-Azam) and his younger brother Shashi Kapoor, who played the younger version of Raj Kapoor. The movie not only created box office records but it took Indian Cinema to dizzy height in International cinema, particularly the movie was huge commercial success in Russia! 

After this the success mantra was repeated by many families in Bollywood like the Kumars brothers Viz. Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Anup Kumar in CHALTI KA NAAM GADI, Dharmendra clan coming together in YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA, Salman Khan’s family in PYAAR KIYA TO DARNA KYA etc.

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The latest family to join this list is none other but Badshah Khan a.k.a. Shah Rukh Khan. If rumors are to be believed than it is speculated that Shah Rukh Khan is vying to acquire the remake rights of Hollywood filmmaker Richard Linklater's Oscar Award winning film 'BOYHOOD, as the launching pad for his elder son Aryan Khan! 

According to the buzz going around Aryan Khan, who was bowled over by the movie, called papa from London to watch the movie and expressed his desire to make the movie as his debut vehicle. 

After watching the movie SRK himself was ecstatic at his son’s acumen because BOYHOOD is indeed a sensitive movie and speaks volumes about young Aryan’s choice of movie. 

Written and directed Richard Linklater BOYHOOD is an emotional tale of a young boy torn between his estranged parents. Buzz has it that BOYHOOD director Linklater has already made a very hush-hush trip to Mumbai to speak to Khan. 

According to sources close to SRK, Shah Rukh does not want to take any changes with his son’s career hence he wishes to do the project in association with Richard Linklater, who took over 12 years to make the original but when the film was released it won multiple accolades including Best Film Oscar Award! 

If things work out Aryan will play the role essayed by actor Ellar Coltrane in the original while Shah Rukh will play his father, the role played by Ethan Hawke in the film. In addition Khan’s youngest son AbRam will be seen playing the junior version of his elder brother.