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Here’s Why Ajay Devgan Is  No.1 Star Of 2021, Bhansali, Rajamouli  & Amit Sharma Tell Us Why



Ajay Devgan

Call him the quiet super-achiever. Without the  hype machinery going  berserk, Ajay Devgan has emerged  the most reliable  superstar  in Bollywood  in the last  few tumultuous years.

Consider this:  the  last superhit of Hindi cinema  before the pandemic  was  Tanhaji.It starred  Devgan. Now the first hit post the pandemic Sooryavanshi also  stars  Devgan, albeit in a  special appearance.

Rest assured,the  flow of hits is not going to stop there. Among the  flow of  superhits that is  likely to continue  in the coming months  Devgan figures prominently in two of them. He plays an extended cameo in the  ready-for-release  films of  the two biggest  contemporary  filmmakers  of Indian cinema  : S S Rajamouli’s RRR  and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s  Gangubai Kathiawadi.

 Both  filmmakers can’t stop raving over Devgan.

Says  Bhansali, “I worked with Ajay  after  22 years. We  last did Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam. I could see a very special quality in him  back then.  What he  brings to the  table is  something very special.”

 Rajamouli while speaking on  Devgan said to me. “Ajay Sir’s character is extremely important for  RRR. I needed an actor whose face and every word he uttered oozes honesty and integrity. I  needed an actor the whole country would believe in what he says or does. I think if Ispell out the requirement and ask who is the best actor to play the role, 9 out10  people would say Ajay Devgn.”

High praise  indeed  from Rajamouli whose  relations with  Ajay and  his wife Kajol  go back  a long way.  Devgan and Rajamouli  have been  planning to collaborate   for the  last  8 years. In  2012 for the Hindi version  of  Rajamouli’s Eega the  director  met Ajay Devgan and Kajol and hit  it  off instantly.The  star-couple readily  did  the voiceover for  the  Hindi  version of Eega(Makkhi).

The  director also agreed  to direct a Hindi  film for Devgan which Devgan  would produce.But  at that point of time Rajamouli  was committed to doing a Telugu film with Prabhas.So he  did Baahubali. But now it’s time  to do a Hindi  film with Ajay Devgan.

Devgan’s  streak of super-success  is most likely to  continue with his next release  Maidaan  opening in  3 June 2021, where he plays  the real-life football coach Syed  Abdul Rahim

Maidaan director Amit Sharma(of Badhaai Hocan’t stop raving about Devgan, “Ajay Devgan Sir is an all-rounder .At  52 he looks  40. He has the lethal  combination of  experience and youthful looks. He has won the National award  twice before(for  The Legend Of Bhagat Singh and  Zakham). I  am confident he  will win his third National award for  Maidaan.”

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