Ajay Devgan


Bollywood hunk Ajay Devgn is returning to UK cinemas with Action Jackson

Action Jackson is Prabhu Deva’s new family entertainer featuring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam and Manasvi Mamgai. A fun, small time crook gets entangled with a relentless girl who is convinced that he will bring her good luck. The consequences that result in are hilarious, masala-filled and thoroughly entertaining. Devgan speaks to The Asian Today about his new film.

You are working with Prabhu Deva which means he must have made you dance quite a lot. Was that fun or challenging?

No it wasn’t challenging, I was comfortable because I knew and he knows that I am a bad dancer so it’s his problem not mine. And yes he pushed me on it and he made me very comfortable. I think he made it very easy for me because as Prabhu also says that he studies the body language of an actor and then makes them dance accordingly so which gets easier           

You are doing all kind of movies whether it is a SOS, Satyagraha or Action Jackson. How do you decide on what movies you want to be a part of? What kind of movies would you like to be a part of, which you haven’t done so far?

It just depends. When I hear the script, do I get excited about the script? Then, do I think that the role is challenging enough to do something which will need me and which I can work hard on? Apart from all that, the most important thing is, who is the director? Will he be able to conceive and shoot the way it’s been thought? Also, the producer and the whole team is important because will they be able to execute the way we are talking about and will they be able to release it properly the way the films are released  today? That is very important.

How would you describe Action Jackson, the film?

Completely different I would say. Action Jackson is not an issue based film. It’s a lot of fun, entertainment, comedy, action, emotion and romance. I think it’s shaped up very well. It’s a complete entertainer. I would call it that.

You are working with Sonakshi Sinha again and with Yaami Gautam for the first time. How would you describe your experience?

Sonakshi is very comfortable to work with. I have a great rapport as we did Son Of Sardar together. She is a thorough professional and has got no inhibitions. You know when you ask her to dance, she will just freak out. She is very comfortable. Yami is a very good actress. I worked for the first time with her and it was very comfortable.

Many films do exceedingly well at the domestic Box Office but don’t have the same kind of impact overseas. Do you feel, just like in India, actors now need to promote their movies abroad in various cities as well to create the awareness?

I guess so and the mindset is also little different for Indian audience and the audience overseas. But the films are doing well there also and we are trying to push them and promote them overseas as mush as we can and we will do.

Many movies are now released in new territories like Japan and Russia. Do you feel that Action Jackson is a film that can be enjoyed by a non-diaspora audience?

Oh, yes. Action Jackson will appeal to all kind of audiences. Prabhu Deva’s films have appealed earlier to masses but here I think there is a very good connect for the classes also because the film is very stylish, the music is very good, kids will love the film and I think masses would definitely like it because of the action

Eros International will release the much-awaited film in UK cinemas on 5th December 2014


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