Shah Rukh Khan praises Ajay Devgn for being 'pillar of support' to his family; Bholaa actor says he values their bond
Actors Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan had a conversation on Twitter about each other and Pathaan. Here's what they said.
Ajay Devgn reacted to Shah Rukh Khan's comment praising him and talked about how he values their bond. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, actor Shah Rukh held an Ask Me Anything session. A fan tweeted, "@iamsrk Sir Ajay Devgn is very happy with the advance booking of Pathaan !! Any words about him? His film #BholaaTeaser2 released today!! #AskSRK." (Also Read | Shah Rukh Khan reacts to Twitter user trying to troll him with old pic)
Responding to the fan, Shah Rukh said, "Ajay has been a pillar of support and love to me and my family for years. He is a wonderful actor and beautiful human being. Strong and silent." Reacting to Shah Rukh's remark, Ajay tweeted, "Dear @iamsrk, thank you for your love and presence. I value the bond we share as much as you do. Pathaan collections look poised to go through the roof. I’m happy that as an industry things are looking up for us."
During the teaser launch of his upcoming film Bholaa, Ajay talked about Pathaan on Tuesday. "Let's keep our fingers crossed. I want every film to be super duper hit. Now Pathaan is releasing and whatever reports we are reading about the advance booking it seems fantastic, it has never happened before. I am very happy about it from the bottom of my heart. So I tell everyone I think we should be very very happy about this," he had said.
He also said, "After the film (Drishyam 2), became superhit I would say, we need more three-four superhit films. Because after the pandemic things have slowed down. We need to inculcate that habit among people to come to theatres to watch a film." Ajay's last film, the thriller-drama Drishyam 2 emerged as one of the biggest Hindi blockbusters of 2022 with earnings of over ₹280 crore worldwide.
Bholaa, directed by Ajay, is an official Hindi remake of the 2019 Tamil hit Kaithi. The original film revolved around an ex-convict who decides to meet his daughter for the first time after being released from prison but gets caught in a face-off between police and the drug mafia.
The film also features Tabu, Sanjay Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal, Raai Lakshmi, and Makrand Deshpande in prominent roles. It is all set to hit the theatres on March 30. Bholaa marks Ajay's fourth directorial film after U, Me Aur Hum in 2008, Shivaay in 2016, and Runway 34 in 2022.
Shah Rukh's next film Pathaan, a Yash Raj Films project, is directed by Siddharth Anand. The film also stars Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana. Industry experts are confident that the film will open somewhere between ₹45 to 50 crore at the box office.