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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

I knew Himmatwala, Rascals won’t work: Ajay Devgn

IANS  Mumbai, June 27, 2014
First Published: 17:38 IST(27/6/2014) | Last Updated: 17:53 IST(27/6/2014)

Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgn has not yet seen his own films Himmatwala (2013) and Rascals (2011).

He says that ­during the making of his movies itself, he realises whether a project will work or not. "(From around) 80% of the films that have not worked ... I come to know while shooting, so I do not see those films. I have not even seen the trial of those films. I have not seen Himmatwala and Rascals till today. You get that feel while making a film," Ajay said.



Himmatwala, directed by Sajid Khan, did not receive a positive word. Ajay says that although the original script of the film was good, things went wrong while shooting. "The original script of Himmatwala was good ... I don’t want to blame Sajid, but he had taken the 1980s look and shot it in the same way. There were no punchlines. Himmatwala would have worked today if it had today’s punchlines and styling. He made it like the 1980s only. That didn’t work," he added.

However, despite ­realising that the film won’t work, the actor says he gave the film his best shot. "There is so much of money and stakes involved (in a film). You can’t say, ‘This is not ­working so I am not ­working’. If you have been paid for a film, you have to do as much as you can do," he says.

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