August 27, 2010 10:40:42 AM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
What started off as a fun exercise may well lead to a full fledged debate and a further round of speculations if hyperactive imagination of movie buffs was ever considered worthy enough to be acknowledged by film maker Karan Johar. While the man continues to tease Bollywood followers with no word yet on the casting of the remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer AGNEEPATH, a new name has emerged if a poll conducted in a tabloid is to be believed. As per that, it is Ajay Devgn who could well be the favourite of junta when it comes to the role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan being reprised.
No wonder, the news about him being the preferred choice of junta has reached the ears of Ajay Devgn too who was totally oblivious to the casting decisions being made. In fact his first reaction was that of total surprise since he was not even aware about any such poll being in progress.
"Honestly, I was totally surprised with the very fact that a tabloid was conducting any online polls for AGNEEPATH. I got to know about it only from a few friends and that too after the results were announced," says Ajay Devgn who is neck deep into his own set of six films that have kept him occupied for the entire year.
He had a further surprise in store when told that he was miles ahead of Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan, the foremost contenders for the role, when it came to audience choice for a man who could reprise the role that has gained a cult status amongst Bachchan fans and followers during last couple of decades.
"Well, I just laughed it all way after a while," says Ajay in his characteristic casual tone, "Polls hote rehte hain, audience apni baat kehti hai; its fine." Let's see what does Karan Johar have to say on this now!