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I never had a dull phase in my career: Ajay Devgn

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Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has been in the industry for more than 25 years. In a recent media conversation, the actor said that his generation of actors was lucky to have a dedicated fan following, which is a rarity today.

“I think we were very lucky because when we had started work, the kind of fan following we got at that point of time, they were very loyal fans. Till today they maintain that and watch our films. The new generation who is watching films, they have become very sensible, smart and intelligent. They go by the content, film to film. This will keep on changing. They will decide if the film is good or not, it won’t matter who is in the film,” he added.

Ajay Devgn faced some failures in recent years till the blockbuster Golmaal Again came. However the actor said there was never a phase in his career where he felt lost.

“I’ve been very lucky in that sense. Everybody goes through a phase when films don’t do well but someone analysed it for me that in my whole career, except for a year or two, there has never been a year when I didn’t have a hit. Maybe if there are two or three flops, there has always been a hit. I’ve luckily never had a phase where I was struggling.”

Currently, Ajay is awaiting the release of his next, Raid. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film is set against the backdrop of the 1980s and features Ajay as an Income Tax officer hailing from Uttar Pradesh.

“I’ve been raided once in the ’90s. I didn’t encounter it because I was shooting out of town. It went on for a day or two and in the end, they got nothing.”

“I like rotating my genres, doing different things. I did Golmaal now Raid, then a rom-com and then Dhamaal. I think I’ve been lucky. I’ve tried most of the genres and they all have worked. Otherwise an actor starts struggling. He wants to break out of a genre and then it gets very difficult. It (trying new genres) has got nothing to do with stereotype. It’s about me enjoying my work and not getting repetitive and bored,” he added.

13 Comments

  1. At last Ajay related news on bollyarena

    Waiting for your #Raid eagerly Sir

    • Just a few days back got to watch Khakee, a fav. of mine when it comes to Ajay, Big B & Akshay. A very under-rated movie.

      Ajay vs Big B esp. was just too good

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-hLWXDYfDIo

      Those were good days when these stars frequently worked each other. Now they are just too big stars to get accomodated in a movie.

    • dean Ambrose Reply

      What a great actor he is some of his best movies for me are khakhee,,,gangajal,,,kaal,,,vijaypath,,,PAK,,,raajneeti,,,drishyam,,,golmaal 1&3,,,hulchul,,gundaraj,,,ishq,,,raju chacha,,,,suhaag,,,Singham,,,,and pyar to hona hi tha is his best movie…..

      Love u Ajay sir & best of luck for RAID…

      Hope it collects 100crs++

    • Yes.
      Ajay is way ahead of akshay.
      But Ajay have done bad. By clashing
      SOS with JTHJ.
      That was not good at all for film industry

  2. Quote

    I think we were very lucky because when we had started work, the kind of fan following we got at that point of time, they were very loyal fans. Till today they maintain that and watch our films

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    Very true Ajay Sir

    Salute to all the five 90s heroes :
    Khans, Ajay, Akshay

    All five un-paralleled in their own ways

    What a career !!!!

    • All fan fights apart. Have not seen die hard fans and the kind of adulation Khans / Ajay / Akshay boast

      More than 25 years and still counting. Incredible !!!

      There would be Rajesh Khanna, Dilip shb, Big B etc in the past. But for my generation it is these five guys who rule.

  3. O really .then why u haven’t single 100 crore film without Rohit shetty ? Why multistarrer massy Baadshaho couldn’t even beat non commercial film FAN ?

  4. SRkian Sayar Reply

    He is right actually
    Golmaal 4 was a blockbuster. He gives one -two flops and then again hits.
    Salman vs Ajay Devgn entire “OPENING” day comparison from 1991-1999(Only films where they are SOLO LEAD hero will be considered)
    1991-Superhit Phool aur Kante opening>Salman’s solo Sanam Bewafa
    1992-Zigar opening>>All Salman films
    1993-Ek hi Raasta opening>>All Salman films
    94- Suhhag > all Salman films
    95 – Haqeeqat > All solo Salman films
    96 – Diljale > All Salman films
    97 – Itihaas > All Salman films
    98 – major saab > All Salman films
    99 – Hindustan ki kasam record opener + Biggest opening

    Clashes Ajay won against Salman then
    Ek hi Rasta vs Dil Tera Aashiq
    Suhaag vs Andaaz apna apna

    Some idiots will come and bark about HAHK. Well Ajay’s Vijaypath opened 6 times more than HAHK. Ajay got more screen in clas bcoj he was a bigger star.

    Salman was like R Madhvan/Aaditya Roy Kapoor. Before 2010, his films were dependent on WOM/Heroine performance(HAHK/TWMR/Aasiqi2) Or Bigger star(KaranArjun/3idiots/YJHD)

    • Sayar_srkian Reply

      I am a film media student. I have sources
      Currently doing my intern

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