Bollywood veteran actor Ajay Devgn says a flop can’t take a toll on his career. The actor has been a part of the industry for over two decades.
“One flop film doesn’t affect you as you are not running short of good films. People also know that film didn’t do well, but the actor has been accepted for so many years, so it happens. It’s part of the game” he said.
Ajay was entered Bollywood in 1991 with Phool Aur Kaante.
In the meantime, Ajay considers himself lucky for being accepted in both serious as well as comedy films.
“I consider myself lucky as there are hardly any other actors who can do a balance of both. I feel lucky that audiences have accepted me in both kinds of films. So it gives me a lot of satisfaction” he said.
The national award winning actor has been part of classy films like Zakhm, GangaJal, Golmaal Series and Company.
When it comes to choosing films, he has his own yardstick. Ajay feels the stardom comes with responsibilities and that’s why he has decided to avoid being part of vulgar cinema.
“I have decided not to do any vulgar films after Rascals…I believe many stars are not doing that” he said.
“It’s okay if a newcomer or young kids make it because they don’t have an image, but stars have an image and children’s also identify with it. So, if they do it, it goes wrong” he said.
“My daughter is my biggest critic. She comes and tells me, you were not interested in that song. Why were you dancing when you were not interested? She passes such genuine comments,”
Ajay is married to actress Kajol and has two children – son Yug and daughter Nysa.
Ajay said he likes to do aggressive films. He is currently busy with his upcoming film Satyagraha.
“Satyagraha is a great balance between keeping it realistic at the same time making it commercial. (Director) Prakash Jha is good at it. I like doing aggressive films and this film had that aggression and it targets youth” said Ajay.
He further added; “Today’s youth is concerned about what is happening. Earlier, there were no candle light marches. Today, things have changed and they (the youth) react to it and are not depending on the government”
The 44-year-old also appreciates the new breed of actors in filmdom for their professionalism and clarity of thoughts.
“You need to be professional. At times we do films because of our relationship and we suffer, but new lot doesn’t want to do that. They are professionals and I like it,” he said.