Ajay Devgn blames retro look for failure of Himmatwala

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Aug 25, 2013 10:50 IST
  • Ajay Devgn, Tamannah and Shilpa Shetty

    Ajay Devgn, Tamannah and Shilpa Shetty were dressed in accordance with the 1980s style during a promotional event for Sajid Khan's Himmatwala that releases on ...

  • Ajay Devgn, Tamannaah, Sajid Khan

    Ajay Devgn (L), Tamannaah (C) and Sajid Khan (R) pose for a photo during the promotion of Himmatwala in Mumbai on March 23, 2013. (AFP ...

  • Tamannaah, Shilpa Shetty

    Tamannaah (L) and Shilpa Shetty pose for a photo during the promotion of Himmatwala. (AFP PHOTO)

  • Ajay Devgn, Tamannaah 

    Ajay Devgn (L) and Tamannaah  pose for a photo during the promotion of Himmatwala. (AFP PHOTO)

  • Shilpa Shetty

    Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at the promotion of Himmatwala in Mumbai. (AFP PHOTO)

  • Tamannaah

    Tamannaah poses for a photo during the promotion of the film Himmatwala in Mumbai on March 23, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)

Actor Ajay Devgn feels that the retro look in his last film, Himmatwala, led to its box-office failure. Sajid Khan had directed the film and Ajay said that they had an inkling that something was not right in it.

"Actually, we knew it earlier itself. We thought something was going wrong and I would say, (it was because) the 1980s were shown and shot like the 1980s,” Ajay said. “In Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara, the 1970s and 1980s were shown, but in a contemporary way. I think that (the lack of a contemporary feel in Himmatwala) didn’t go well,” he added.

However, when asked about backing out from the project, he said, “You can’t back out, because it’s a commitment.” Putting the failure behind him, Ajay will now be seen in a more intense role in Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha.

 

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