Three years after he made his debut as a director with U Me Aur Hum, Ajay Devgn is ready with his second script, but is not sure when it will flag off. “I haven’t even locked the title yet,” he sighs. “Right now, my plate is piled high with multiple assignments that include Ekta’s (Kapoor) Special Chhabis, the Singham remake, Rohit’s Bol Bachan and Priyan’s (Priyadarshan) Tez. Once I’ve wrapped up all these films, I’ll figure out when I can take an eight-month break to direct my movie. Juggling between them isn’t an option. I won’t compromise on any project, irrespective of whether it’s my own production or someone else’s.”
U Me Aur Hum was a love story written by Devgn who also played the male lead in it opposite wife Kajol, an Alzheimer’s patient in the film.
Devgn’s work as an actor and director was applauded, as was his wife’s. Given that Kajol is currently busy taking care of their four-month-old son Yug, will he be able to have her on board his second movie too? “I haven’t thought about the cast yet. All I know is that I’m on, as actor, writer, director and producer,” he smiles. If there’s something worthwhile for Kajol and our son is old enough for her to step out, she’ll be part of the film.”
Devgn is upbeat about the success of Golmaal 3. “After a long time an action-entertainer has worked at the box office and that’s a good sign,” he asserts.
He will also be joining Kareena Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor in Golmaal 4. Will Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Sharman Joshi and Kunal Kemmu return to the franchise too?
“We haven’t started casting for Golmaal 4 yet though the script has been locked. It’s hilarious and we should get the film going hopefully by the year end.”
And what about the Toonpur Ka Superhero sequel? He retorts, “I don’t know anything about the sequel right now, but I’m happy my daughter Nysa and her friends, for whom we had a special screening, loved the film. Maybe some day Yug, too, will watch it and be proud of his parents.”