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Ajay Devgn turns multi-lingual for Himmatwala

IANS  New Delhi, March 18, 2013
First Published: 12:12 IST(18/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:35 IST(19/3/2013)

Actor Ajay Devgn will be seen speaking in five languages in his forthcoming movie Himmatwala.

The actor will speak the five languages during an action scene in the remake film of 1983 blockbuster of the same name.

"In the film, five goons from five different states come to beat Ajay, and all of them speak a dialogue. After bashing them up, Ajay repeats their dialogues in their language. I have kept subtitles so that people can understand it," Sajid Khan, director of the film, said in a group interview.

"I wrote the lines in English and Ajay mugged it up like a parrot and delivered it," said Sajid and added that while dubbing he took his assistants' help.

"We got in two-three different people like one of my assistants speaks Punjabi, one is a Tamil and one is a Bengali - they helped him (Ajay) with correct pronunciation. They are proper dialogues," he added.

For Sajid, who has given blockbusters like Heyy Baby, Housefull and Housefull 2 in the past, there is a reason for adding so many languages in the movie.
"I believe in Manmohan Desai school, his kind of masala," he said and added that he grew up in a multi-cultural environment.

"I am a Muslim, my mom is a Parsi, I went to Gujarati school, I grew up with Maharashtrian friends and my neighbours were Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Sardar and Catholic. So we could talk in other languages. And that is the reason I keep colloquial language in my films," he said.

Himmatwala also stars southern actress Tammannah and is set to release March 29.

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