Ajay Devgan and Rajamouli have been planning to collaborate for the last 9 years. In 2012 for the Hindi version of Rajamouli’s Eega the director met Ajay Devgan and Kajol amd hit it off instantly.The star-couple readily did the voiceover for the Hindi version of Eega(Makkhi).
Speaking to me about finally getting to work with Ajay Devgan , the extremely humble and incontrovertibly brilliant Rajamouli said, “Ajay Sir’s character is extremely important for the film. I needed an actor whose face and every word he utters oozes honesty and integrity. I needed an actor the whole country would believe in what he says or does.”
Elaborating on why only Ajay Devgan fitted the bill Rajamouli says, “I think if I spell out the requirement and ask who is the best actor to play the role, 9 out 10 people would say Ajay Devgan . We are extremely happy and grateful that he accepted the role and played it to utmost perfection.”