March 3, 2010

I was apprehensive about 'Atithi...': Ajay Devgn


Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, who is all set to make people laugh in yet another comedy 'Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?', says he was apprehensive about taking up the project initially.

"I was a little apprehensive after reading the script. But when I saw the reaction of people to it, I was convinced.

Everyone had experienced such a situation in their lives and had some story to tell. That got me hooked," Devgn told said in an interview.

The actor, who has laugh riots like 'Ishq' and 'Golmaal' to his credit, admits that it took some time to adjust to the script.

"The film is different from other comedies, it is situational and not slapstick. Ashwni wrote the script differently, so it took us some time to adjust to it," Devgn, who was in the city to promote the movie, said.

The 40-year-old actor plays a middle class man in a nuclear family who is peeved by an unwanted guest who overstays his visit.

"The film is about how problematic it becomes for a working couple in a nuclear family to handle a guest who just refuses to take the hint and leave," Devgn said.

The film, produced by Wide Frame films and Warner Bros. Pictures, is releasing on March 5. It has been written and directed by Ashwni Dhir and also stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Paresh Rawal.

"The characters in the film are very real and the humour has been created between them. It has its own flavour," said Devgn.

The actor began his career as an action hero in Bollywood and he doesn't mind the tag at all. But instead d of restricting himself to it, Devgn has tried to act in all kinds of films be it his National award-winning performances in 'Zakhm' or 'Legends of Bhagat Singh' or comedy films like 'Golmaal' and 'All The Best'.

"I like being called an action hero. But as an actor I try to do films in every genre. I'm lucky that I am offered different kinds of roles," said Devgn. And his fans will see him in his action avatar soon.

"I am doing two action films, 'Garam Hawa' with Priyadarshan and 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai'," said Devgn.

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