Actor Ajay Devgn, who took Bollywood by storm with his jaw-dropping stunts in the 1991 film Phool Aur Kaante, believes shooting action sequences has become far easier and less bruising in today's films. He, however, admits that he is out of practice.
"Now action has become easier. Earlier, we used to get injured, break legs and hands. Now so much of security and protection is given that it has become much easier," Ajay told IANS in an interview.
The sequence where Ajay stretched his legs over two bikes in Phool Aur... still manages to give an adrenaline rush to fans but the actor has a "Do Not Try" disclaimer ready for his grown-up audiences.
"The practice has to start when you are growing up; otherwise your muscles start getting stiff. If you try doing it now, you won't be able to do it. I am out of practice but if I have to do it, I will take two to three months to get back to it as I have done it before. One can't start at the age of 18 or 20," the two-time National Award-winning actor said.
In his 20 years of Bollywood career, the actor-director has tried his hand at almost every genre and feels he has nothing new to explore."I can't think of anything that I am left with. But everything you do again, you have to do it differently. That's the whole idea. The same genres of film are coming again and again. You have to do it more interestingly and in a different manner," Ajay said.
Ajay maintains that in his generation, actors cultivated their acting skills after getting into the industry. But today the new breed of actors come with some hands on training.
"It's nice to work with young actors. Earlier people used to come and learn acting, but today's generation is much aware about the basics of acting. This happens because of education, exposure to international cinema and television," he added.
Ajay has a lot to look forward to this year. His three films, Golmaal 3, Toonpur Ka Superhero and Aakrosh, are due for release in 2010 while he shoots for director Madhur Bhandarkar's Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji.