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Ajay Devgn guns for his Diwali venture
Robin Bansal, IANS
New Delhi, October 12, 2009
First Published: 13:12 IST(12/10/2009)
Last Updated: 16:39 IST(27/6/2012)
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Actor-producer Ajay Devgn, who promises an entertaining Diwali package with his home production All The Best - Fun Begins, says a sequel to the laugh riot is not yet on the cards and that a decision would be taken only after its release Friday.

"That (the sequel) depends upon the release...on how the audiences take it and how big a hit it proves to be. Nothing has been decided yet, we'll think about it only after it is out. Though right now, it's just Golmaal 3 that is for sure," Ajay told IANS in an interview here.

The actor says All The Best would be funnier than his previous comic hits Golmaal (2006) and Golmaal Returns (2008).

"All The Best is a laugh riot. It falls in the same genre as Golmaal but is a completely different script made on a larger scale and it's funnier than Golmaal... The film will work...I am sure people will like it too," he said.

Throwing light on his character, the 40-year-old actor said: "I play a kind of conman who thinks he is very smart and intelligent and can handle a lot of things but actually he is a fool. Every time he comes up with an idea, he lands everybody else in trouble also."

Directed by Rohit Shetty, the comedy also stars Bipasha Basu, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan and Mugdha Godse.

Asked how he would rate himself as a producer, Ajay said: "I am a very fabulous producer. I think people should get what they deserve and they should also do what they are paid for. It works both ways. You have to be fair on one side and stern on the other for the job to be done."

All The Best is clashing with two other big-budget movies - Blue and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, but Ajay is unperturbed by the competition.

"All three films are from different genres and for me it was always a Diwali release because it (All The Best) is all about families and people wanting to be together and having fun...so this Diwali, All The Best is the best bet if everyone wants to laugh.

"It is a clean entertainer and has no double-meaning dialogues...it can be enjoyed by all age groups," the actor said.

Ajay's musical drama London Dreams, which also stars Salman Khan and Asin, is lined uAll the BEst is the best betp for release Oct 30. Is he worried that two of his movies that belong to different genres are rolling out so close?

"That's the best part that there are two different genres all together...It's not really that great that they are coming so close to each other. (But) I am not worried...," he said.

"London Dreams was supposed to release in August, but now it's coming on October 30. The strike (between producers and multiplex owners) messed up everything and things got delayed and for almost three months, nothing really released," Ajay said.

Apart from All The Best, London Dreams and Golmaal 3, Ajay's future projects include Rajneeti, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Priyadarshan's next and his second directorial venture.

But apart from his films, the new spelling of his surname has also been talked about. So what made him drop a vowel, making it Devgn instead of the earlier Devgan.

"That (the spell change) was long due...for the past 10 years, I was being asked to change that and I was really apprehensive but finally I have done it. My family believes a lot in these things and I guess every Indian family does. So it's okay with me," Ajay said.


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