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Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay ‘inspired’ by Liam Neeson’s Taken?

Liam Neeson played a CIA operative in the Hollywood flick. His daughter gets kidnapped and the film traces Neeson’s efforts at rescuing his daughter and bringing the culprits to book.

bollywood Updated: Aug 26, 2016 15:34 IST
Sweta Kaushal
Shivaay is directed by Ajay Devgn. (Twitter)
Shivaay is directed by Ajay Devgn. (Twitter)

The promos and songs of Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay have been impressive and fans have been going gaga online. While Ajay Devgn claims the film is based on a real life incident, reports claim that it is actually inspired from 2008 Hollywood film Taken.

Liam Neeson played a CIA operative in the Hollywood flick. His daughter gets kidnapped and the film traces Neeson’s efforts at rescuing his daughter and bringing the culprits to book.

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The DNA report talks about Shivaay’s storyline which reads similar to Taken. “Ajay’s character is shown as the modern-day Shiva, the destroyer. What AJ deliberately did in the first trailer was to keep the story under wraps. Ajay plays a father to Abigail Eames, who gets abducted. How Ajay destroys everyone who tries to stop him and how he rescues his daughter is what forms the core idea of the film,” the tabloid quoted a source as saying.

Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.

Watch: Ajay Devgn in Shivaay trailer

Talking about the film that marks Ajay’s return as a director after years, the actor had earlier said, “Shivaay is an emotional drama. The idea came from an article on a real-life story, we read. We were moved by the article. This picture is from that thought process. We did not follow it, rather that was our inspiration.”

Shivaay, shot in Bulgaria and Uttarakhand, also features Sayyeshaa Saigal and Vir Das. The film will hit cinema screens this Diwali.

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