Ajay Devgan turns 37
It?s Ajay Devgan?s 37th birthday but he has no plans to celebrate it.india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 01:16 IST
It’s Ajay Devgan’s 37th birthday but he has no plans to celebrate it. “I haven’t made any plans of bringing in my birthday or celebrating it,” he answers, adding, “For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been excited about my birthday, the party, cutting cakes. I find all that very stupid when it comes to my birthday.” But surely wife Kajol, his family and friends must have planned a surprise for him? “I haven’t got a hint about it yet,” shrugs the actor who last cut a cake after winning the National Award for his performance in The Legend Of Bhagat Singh.
Since he’s known to be a private person, would he rather spend time with his family on his special day? “I’ve been away from home, shooting for Vishal Bharadwaj’s film, so I’m looking forward to spending time with my family, especially my daughter Nysa.”
So what would he like to receive as gift from wife Kajol? “I’m not too demanding about gifts. Whatever I get is fine. It’s the emotions that matter,” he says coolly.
Contrary to his intense and brooding persona onscreen, Devgan is rather chilled out in real life, and quite a prankster actually. “It’s all in good spirit, because it relaxes the working atmosphere, making it very friendly to work in,” he states. Though, in the last five years or so, one wonders why no one has ever heard of anyone playing any prank on him. “I’ve no clue about it. I haven’t stopped anyone from pulling a fast one on me,” he says. Does Fool’s Day matter to him? “I’m over and done with it. I didn’t even bother about it until you told me,” he replies nonchalantly.
Fanaa, Kajol’s first film after Nysa’s birth is scheduled to release next month. Was it
difficult taking care of Nysa when Kajol was away? “Nysa had gone along with Kajol, who was also accompanied by her mother and
a maid. Though, I do love spending time with Nysa, even if we two are alone at home, I’m fine. Taking care of the child comes naturally to you when you become a parent. It’s a different feeling altogether…”
Devgan will soon fly off to Bangkok for the final spell of Rohit Shetty’s laugh riot, Golmaal. With his daughter Nysa’s third birthday coming on April 14, Devgan has made sure that he would be back by then.
“I’ll have some theme party for her birthday, something she and her friends will enjoy a lot. If I’m in town, then I take a day off to spend it with her. If I’m shooting outside, then I make sure I’m there with her on her birthday,” signs off the papa.