Ajay Devgn has defended his decision to star in Sajid Khan’s remake of Himmatwala, by claiming that the original film is no Mughal-E-Azam. Ajay had the following to say to the Indian media regarding this: “We would never try to attempt a Mughal-E-Azam, because we could never try to beat Mughal-E-Azam. We can only do films which we have got the ingredients for and feel that we can better. Otherwise, what is the point of making a film? So you should never touch classics.”
The 43 year old actor will be seen paired opposite newcomer Tamannaah in this remake of the 1983 film, which had Sridevi and Jeetendra in the leading roles. It was Sridevi herself who had initially stated that Himmatwala was no Mughal-E-Azam and hence had no qualms about the film being remade. Ajay emphasised that had it been Mughal-E-Azam, he would never have touched it.
In addition to this, Ajay said how thankful he is that he is able to take on various roles that are different to each other. “I would like to do different kind of films. I am doing ‘Satyagraha’ now and it is not a comedy, but it is a very commercial film. I am lucky because there are very few actors who are accepted in different genres.”
Himmatwala will release in cinemas on Friday 29 March!