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When Ajay fooled Kajal

In four years, she has waltzed through 18 Telugu and three Tamil movies. But southern star Kajal Aggarwal is now gearing up for her Bollywood debut.

entertainment Updated: Jun 06, 2011 01:56 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times
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In four years, she has waltzed through 18 Telugu and three Tamil movies. But southern star Kajal Aggarwal is now gearing up for her Bollywood debut.

Singam — a Rohit Shetty film co-starring Ajay Devgn, 42,— is the Hindi remake of a Tamil blockbuster starring Suriya and Anushka Shetty. Kajal is prepared for the inevitable comparisons. “You learn to take them in your stride,” she says. “The film is a safe Bollywood launch pad for me,” adds Kajal.

Wouldn’t her role be limited in the male-dominated action thriller? “The role is limited but as Ajay’s love interest, I’ll bring pleasant moments to the film,” says the 25-year-old.

Known to be quite a prankster, Ajay did not spare Kajal on the sets.

“I was the unit’s favourite bakra,” she says, recalling how once Ajay got her to thrash the goons for a scene. “He told me I was a new-age girl and handed me his belt to use on the bad guys. ‘Maro, maro,’ he prodded. With an apology to the actors, I got into the act with a vengeance, only to be told later that the camera hadn’t been rolling,” she says.

Despite the pranks
Ajay remains her favourite co-star. Kajal is also an ardent admirer of his wife, Kajol: “It’s a happy coincidence that we share the same name. I hope to meet her soon,” she says.

First Published: Jun 05, 2011 17:49 IST

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