The impending BO clash of Ajay Devgn’s ambitious project, Shivaay, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, a Karan Johar directorial after four years, has got the industry talking, but the actor says it does not bother him.
Shivaay, an action-adventure not only stars Ajay but also marks his second directorial venture, and he believes it is better to focus on the film than think about the clash.
“The clash really doesn’t matter. Though, a solo release is always a solo release. I am more concerned about what I am doing. I am not concerned about what others are doing,” Ajay said.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, a romantic-drama, stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan. The two films are set for Diwali release on October 28.
“When I announced the film for Diwali, at that time nobody else’s film was there. So, we thought this was the right time to release,” the 47-year-old actor said.
Shivaay will also mark Bollywood debut of veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s grand niece Sayessha Saigal and Polish actress Erica Kaar.
When asked if signing new faces for such an ambitious film was a risk, Ajay said, “Not at all. I needed fabulous actors. And for the Indian girl, I definitely needed a new face.”
“As for the other girl, Erica, she had to be a foreigner. The character’s demand was such. I got two fabulous actors. It’s a performance-oriented film. Even the little child, I can challenge anybody including myself, we could not have performed better than her,” he added.
Earlier, there were reports that Ajay’s wife Kajol would also be a part of the film.
The Drishyam actor, however, said, that couldn’t happen as none of the roles suited her at all. “No, it didn’t suit her in any way. One role needed a foreigner. And for the other one, I needed a new younger girl,” he said.
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