Ajay Devgn is thrilled to be back in Mumbai after a 50-day shoot. He’s also happy with the way Son Of Sardaar is shaping up and is obviously looking forward to Diwali, when the movie is expected to release. But before he launches into the final shooting schedule of Rohit Shetty’s most eagerly awaited Bol Bachchan, Devgn will plunge straight into promoting his next release, Tezz. Here’s the actor par excellence in conversation with Vajir Singh
Did you really postpone the Bol Bachchan shoot because you want to promote Tezz?
As an actor, I believe that one needs to promote their film when it is due. Tezz is a different kind of film and I’m sure my audience will love watching me play a different role in it. As for Bol Bachchan, the film is very much on track, with only a few days of shooting left.
It was said that you didn’t want to promote Tezz.
When an actor is not in town, people say a lot of things about him. I was in Patiala shooting for Son Of Sardaar (SOS) for the last 50 days. Still, I did promote Tezz even though I was busy shooting for SOS. Though I’m not fond of telephonic interviews, I did them as I was not in town. Now I’m back and before I return to shooting for Bol Bachchan, I intend to promote Tezz in a big way. Tezz is my film, so why wouldn’t I promote it?
How different is Tezz from your last action blockbuster Singham?
Singham was desi while Tezz is slick. You can’t compare the action in Tezz to the action in Singham. They are two different sides of the same coin. Tezz does not look like an Indian film. It looks like a Hollywood film. It is a very intelligent film. I wanted to do an action film, which I did in Singham. And then came Tezz, which has a completely different type of action.
Apart from action, Tezz is also high on drama.
The first trailer of Tezz created a lot of buzz and I am told that the songs have also been appreciated. Since the audience has not seen this kind of action film for a long time, it will be a treat.
You worked with Anil Kapoor in Tezz.It’s the first time you have worked with him.(Cuts in)
He’s full of energy. He’s one of the most dedicated actors I’ve ever worked with. And you know, he loves to get into the detailing of everything. I believe the younger generation should learn dedication from him. A thorough professional, a great co-actor and he’s a director’s delight.
How is Son Of Sardaar shaping up?
(Smiles) Don’t you think it’s too early to discuss SOS? The film is scheduled to release during Diwali and there are months to go.
But the film is making headlines every week.
When a film makes news, I think it’s a good sign. Staying in the news is very important. What do you think?
I agree. Can you share your introductory scene in Son Of Sardaar? We have earlier seen you standing on two bikes (Phool Aur Kaante) and then on two cars (Golmaal 3). Apparently, it is two horses this time?!
(Smiles) When the promotions start, you will see everything.
After the actioner Singham, you will be back with Rohit Shetty in the comedy Bol Bachchan on July 6.
I wouldn’t call Bol Bachchan a comedy. It is an entertaining movie. It is a Rohit Shetty film. The audience will get to watch what they like the most in Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty movies. Apart from the entertaining portion, the film also has drama and mind-blowing action.
Back to Tezz… How are you going to promote the film?
Everyone knows about the car race in Delhi. Apart from that, wait and watch!