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Sardar didn’t smoke with his pagdi on

Hindustan Times   October 08, 2012
First Published: 18:00 IST(8/10/2012) | Last Updated: 16:12 IST(9/10/2012)

Actor-producer Ajay Devgn is doubly sure about the success of his production, Son Of Sardar, which is releasing this Diwali, even though the film is pitched against Shah Rukh Khan-starrer, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. “Diwali is a time when two films can easily fit in. Also, the film is superb and we are confident about it,” Devgn says and reveals how he had to resist his urge to smoke during the shoot, “I did not smoke while my pagdi was on. Since the shoot used to happen for hours, it became very hard to resist the urge.” Minakshi Saini

Today’s pick
Son Of Sardar

Releasing: November 13
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt
Director: Ashwani Dhir
Genre: Romance Drama

Gossip box
Sonam Kapoor, who was the first choice for the film, was dropped and replaced by Sonakshi Sinha.

Distributor Eros has shelled out Rs. 96 crore to buy the rights for Son Of Sardar, the biggest amount ever spent on a film so far.

Musician Amal Malik lashed out at Sandeep Chowta for calling him a ‘guest composer’ for the song, Kabhi Kabhi. He tweeted, “The song was produced by me and ruined by Chowta. A kid could have f**ted out a better mix than this.”

Devgn removed objectionable scenes from the film after a Sikh body sent a legal notice.

The plot
Son Of Sardar, made with a budget of R30 crore, is a romantic drama, starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla. The film, directed by Ashwani Dhir, is a remake of Telugu movie, Maryada Ramanna (directed by SS Rajamouli). The latter itself is a remake of the 1923 American silent movie, Our Hospitality. The storyline revolves around a man (Ajay Devgn) who returns to his parents’ village to claim his land. He befriends a charming young woman (Sonakshi Sinha) without knowing that her family has a long-standing feud with his family.

Director’s cut
Ashwani Dhir, director of Son Of Sardar, reveals five things no one knew about the film

Salman Khan shot for one scene and a full-fledged item number with Sonakshi, Ajay and Sanjay. The song will be out later this month

Ajay celebrated his 43rd birthday with family in Patiala, by visiting Qila Mubarak and Baba Ala Singh Gurdwara located inside the fort

Sonakshi Sinha cooked dal makhani and pakoras for a crew of 45 people 

Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Dutt will reunite on the silver screen after 13 years.

Tomorrow’s pick
Know all about Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer, Jab Tak Hai Jaan

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