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Ajay connects with fans through blogging

Ajay Devgan tells Princy Jain that he likes connecting with the common people by blogging on his website.

entertainment Updated: Jan 10, 2008 12:00 IST
Princy Jain

Last year, on his website he was blogging confessions about his disappointment with Cash and its box office failure.

This year kicks off for Ajay Devgan with Halla Bol, then Rohit Shetty's Sunday, followed by U, Me Aur Hum which marks his debut as a director.

About Halla Bol, he says it's a film in which he portrays a theatre actor who makes it big but strays from the path. "It's a real film but entertaining as well, which is very important to get one's point across," he says intensely.

Ask him why he's so laconic and Devgan actually smiles, "I do speak. But it's just that I don't talk unnecessarily. I talk when there's need to talk..otherwise I do think it's best to speak when you're spoken to."

Mass communication
On his blog, he's pretty chatty though: "That's because there's no agenda..it means making contact with the common people out there. I am often surprised by the kind of intelligent questions I am asked. I have received a lot of criticism too, which believe it or not, I can take."

Soon after the release of Cash, he was flooded with posts saying that he shouldn't have done the film.

"I agree with that," he remarks. "In fact, I was the first one from the cast to go on record to say that it was a bad film. Subsequently, I was accused of harming the film's commercial prospects. But sorry.. I can't promote a bad film."