Ajay Devgn couldn't have been in a happier mood. His comedy ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE was one of the few early successes of the year. Subsequently his political drama RAAJNEETI turned out to be the third biggest money spinner in the history of Indian cinema. Soon to arrive is ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI which is one of the most awaited films of July while before end of year, he would also be seen in a social action thriller AAKROSH, laugh riot GOLMAAL 3 and animation flick TOONPUR KA SUPERHERO.
"I have done different films and the trend is continuing this year as well", says Ajay, "There are number of releases which I have this year. I hope these films work. I am quite happy with the way I am positioned in the industry."
Meanwhile, even though it is not a solo starrer, Ajay Devgn's RAAJNEETI has worked for all involved. With 90 crores net collections just from India, the film has left behind the likes of RAB NE BANA DI JODI, DHOOM 2 and OM SHANTI OM to occupy the third slot after 3 IDIOTS and GHAJINI. For someone like Prakash Jha who makes realistic cinema, works with real actors, doesn't go to foreign locations for shooting a film and has his subjects based on contemporary issues, isn't it huge win in itself that his films are now being looked as a commercial entertainer as well?
"That indeed is the victory for the industry and audience as well", nods Ajay in agreement here, "Today, they too have started expecting such different cinema at such a big scale. RAAJNEETI was a political drama that was set up in such a big way. This is simply fantastic because it gives us film makers a good enough platform to explore different kind of cinema."