Ajay Devgn in busy promoting his latest movie, Golmaal Again which is scheduled to release in Diwali. But this is not his first movie of the year. Ajay Devgn was a part of two other movies this year – a rather forgettable cameo in Guest iin London and the lead in the multi-starrer Baadshaho. With Baadshaho, we had so much expectations since the setting and the action promised in the trailer made us so excited about the movie. Baadshaho even got off to a great start, beating the overall collections of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal in the process and trade pundits even predicted that it would be another Rs 100 crore grosser for Ajay Devgn. But poor reviews and average word of mouth response affected movie’s performance, restricting its collections to just Rs 78 crore.
In a recent group interview while promoting Golmaal Again, Ajay Devgn blamed how the movie was promoted which didn’t appeal to multiplex audiences. He had said, “I had an issue with that because of the promotions of the film. After the first trailer, even the multiplex audience wanted to watch it. Then came the first song, again everyone liked it. We went wrong with the material that came out after that as that is not something the multiplex audience wants to watch. It opened very well, but some things harmed the multiplex business.”
He also blamed the director Milan Luthria for the movie’s abrupt climax, that left many disappointed. He said “I fought with the director as well, we had shot for something else but I don’t know why he didn’t include that in the end.”
However, in the same interview, he had high hopes with his upcoming movie, as he said, “It is a genre that is not being tapped in Bollywood. Golmaal Again is a horror comedy which is not scaring you, but it is really funny. It is with the same main characters. Ideally, you should make a sequel when the characters are famous and Golmaal is one such franchise where people relate to all characters. There are 10 to 12 characters from the franchise who are famous. So we decided to take forward this franchise in a different way, by stepping into the horror comedy genre.”
– with inputs from Urvi Parikh