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Happy to make Ajay Devgn dance in Bol Bachchan: Rohit Shetty

PTI  New Delhi, July 05, 2012
First Published: 13:53 IST(5/7/2012) | Last Updated: 18:31 IST(5/7/2012)
Director Rohit Shetty has made Ajay Devgn groove to a desi dance number for the first time in Bol Bachchan and much to his surprise the actor was very comfortable shaking a leg.

The 39-year-old filmmaker, who teams up yet again with Devgn after hits like Golmaal and Singham, said it was fun to see Devgn enjoying dancing in the movie.

"His character is such in the film, and when we recorded the song we wanted him to dance a little. In the background we don't have handsome looking dancers but they are all fighters, my action team and Pehlwans. All are in off sync and Ajay enjoyed doing it. He had to be off sync, out of rhythm because the character demands that. He didn't mind doing the dancing at all and it turned out well," Rohit told PTI.

The film sees Devgn play the role of a dumb headed fighter and also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal, and Prachi Desai. Rohit took inspiration to make the action-comedy from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1979 Gol Maal but he says that its only the idea which is similar.

"I have taken the idea from Gol Maal but I have changed the script completely. We bought the film rights because it was fair as the idea belongs to them. I have seen Gol Maal 30-40 times, it very close to my heart and I wanted to show the same story on a bigger canvass," he says.

This is Rohit's seventh film with Devgn and the duo have proved to be a hit jodi when it comes to box office success. Asked if Devgn has become his lucky mascot, Rohit says,"I have never thought it like that. We have worked together in seven films and we are working on another script together so never thought about 'How did it happen' or 'Was it a success formula'. I hope we continue to work together."
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