Trailer of Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ releases, actor opens up about box-office clash with KJo
The trailer of Ajay Devgn’s upcoming action-adventure film ‘Shivaay’ released last night. The film is helmed and produced by Devgn himself.
On viewing, the trailer lives up to all the hype that was created by the ‘Shivaay’ team prior to its release. Devgn, as expected, is performing high-octane stunts, which are beautifully shot in India and Bulgaria.
When Ajay was asked about what the film has set out to do, Devgn said, “The intention is not to give tough competition to Hollywood, but to raise our bar. If they can make it at that level, we can also make it at that level. That is the intention.”
Apart from the visually stunning posters and trailer, the movie has also been in the news lately due to the impending box office clash with Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. But, Ajay who believes it is better to focus on the film than think about the clash, is reportedly unfazed by it.
“The clash doesn’t matter, it really doesn’t matter. Though, a solo release is always a solo release. I am more concerned about what I am doing. I am not concerned about what others are doing,” Ajay said in an interview.
‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, a romantic-drama, stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan. The two films are set for Diwali release on October 28.
“When I announced the film for Diwali, at that time nobody was coming in…so, we thought this is the right time to release,” the 47-year-old actor said.
‘Shivaay’ will also mark Bollywood debut of veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s grand niece Sayessha Saigal and Polish actress Erica Kaar.
When asked if signing new faces for such an ambitious film was a risk, Ajay said, “Not at all. I needed fabulous actors. Where the Indian girl is concerned I definitely needed a new face.”
“Where the other girl is concerned, Erica, she had to be a foreigner, the character’s demand was such. I got two fabulous actors. It’s basically a performance-oriented film, even the little child, I can challenge anybody including myself, we can’t perform better than her,” he said.
Earlier, reports claimed that Ajay’s wife Kajol would also be a part of the film. The ‘Drishyam’ actor however said that it was not happening as none of the roles were suited for her.