ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE has turned out to be the sleeper success of the year. When released, not many were willing to spend their money on the film because a) due to its plot based story, it wasn't one of those quintessential Bollywood entertainer in the offering and b) the pairing of Ajay Devgn and Konkona Sen Sharma sounded pretty much chalk and cheese.
However, now that the film has turned out to be a decent success with more than 25 crores in collections already in its kitty, the reverse argument has begun. While Ajay and Konkona have shared screen space together earlier in OMKARA (though not really paired opposite each), one wonders if it's the experimentation around this unique pairing which has proven to be a blessing for ATITHI....?
"Don't really attribute our coming together as a matter of a unique combination being tried out", comes an outright opposition from Ajay, "That is just being unfair because no one was looking at experimentation here. Konkona came in because she was always the first choice. She has a class to her and the best part is that there is a certain timing that was required from her. With the kind of subject and treatment that the film has, this combination of class and timing was of much more importance than the combination of I and her as co-stars."
However, going by Bollywood diktats where a tried and tested formula is more often than not repeated, it won't be surprising if two intelligent actors like Ajay and Konkona are presented with more and more offers to pair up for screen all over again in years to come.