March 31, 2012 01:06:50 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Ajay Devgn hit gold when he enjoyed the first solo 100 crore superhit in the form of SINGHAM last year. Now if things fall well in place, he could well be extending his winning run with the film's sequel.
''Though it is still way too early to make any declarations, there are strong indications that Ajay would feature in the film's sequel,'' says a source, ''This stems from the fact that Surya, who had featured in the original Tamil version SINGHAM, is now starting shoot of the sequel in a few weeks from now. While Hansika Motwani would be one of the leading ladies, there are talks of Anushka Shetty coming on board as well. Meanwhile there are strong feelers that Ajay would be an obvious choice for the Hindi remake since he took the subject to an altogether different level by bringing it on an all-India level.''
''Moreover there are other factors to be considered as well,'' says a trade veteran, 'Reliance had backed Hindi version of SINGHAM while Rohit Shetty had directed it. However there were issues that had cropped between the two during making of the film. It would be a challenge to have all three players (Ajay, Rohit and Reliance) together again.''
While one looks at how the battle shapes up for the film, Rohit Shetty is keeping mum on the sequel being made. While he was unavailable for comment, even sources close to Ajay weren't too forthcoming. When contacted, his close associate said, ''Nothing is happening as yet.''
For the sake of Ajay's fans, who are gearing up to watch him in other action entertainers like TEZZ and HIMMATWALA, one does hope the sequel happens.