Category Archives: Ajay Devgn

Harrdy Sandhu’s song recreated in De De Pyaar De

After mesmerizing the audience with a series of upbeat songs, the makers of De De Pyaar De have now released another smashing track – Hauli Hauli.

A recreation of Garry Sandhu’s popular Punjabi number – Yeah Baby, the electrifying beats of Hauli Hauli, composed by the master of foot-tapping recreations – Tanishk Bagchi, takes the song to another high. 

Talking about the song, Tanishk Bagchi said, “Garry is a champ and his ‘Yeah Baby’ is a smashing song. Recreating an already popular song is always a challenge, but I take it positively. I try my best to keep the original feel and vibe of the song intact, while at the same time giving it a fresh treatment and arrangement. I think ‘Hauli Hauli’ is all set to fuel up the dance floors.” Tanishk further added, “Akiv Ali has done a fantastic job with De De Pyar De. The trailer hitting a 50 Million on YouTube is proof what dynamite of a film it’s going to be.”   

Penned by Garry Sandhu and Mellow D, the peppy song is crooned by Neha Kakkar and Garry Sandhu. Picturized on Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu, the up-tempo song thrives on their infectious energy and wonderfully captures the zestful mood of the film. 

Choreographer Bosco Martis said, “Hauli Hauli is a pure party number and it was a lot of fun choreographing it. As it is a promotional track and features many of the film actors apart from Ajay sir, Tabu ma’am and Rakul, so I had to ensure that the hook steps were simple, catchy and looks good on all the actors. Once that part was cracked, it was a smooth sail for me. I must say, I really enjoyed working with all the actors. We had a great time dancing on the song.”

Speaking about the track, director Akiv Ali said, “We wanted to shoot a promotional track that was not only a fun, foot-tapping number but also resonated with the mood of the film. I personally like Garry Sandhu’s ‘Yeah Baby’ very much, and all of us knew this was an apt song for our promotional track. Tanishk has done a fantastic job and I hope this fun number that we all have loved so much finds a place on everyone’s playlist.”

Hauli Hauli

Interview: Ajay Devgn talks about Action Jackson

Ajay Devgn - TennisBollywood hunk Ajay Devgn is returning to UK cinemas with Action Jackson, hitting UK cinemas on 5th December 2014.

Action Jackson is Prabhu Deva’s new family entertainer featuring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam and Manasvi Mamgai. A fun, small time crook gets entangled with a relentless girl who is convinced that he will bring her good luck. The consequences that result in are hilarious, masala-filled and thoroughly entertaining.

Check out what Ajay Devgn had to say about the film  here:

You are working with Prabhu Deva which means he must have made you dance quite a lot. Was that fun or challenging?
No it wasn’t challenging, I was comfortable because I knew and he knows that I am a bad dancer so it’s his problem not mine. And yes he pushed me on it and he made me very comfortable. I think he made it very easy for me because as Prabhu also says that he studies the body language of an actor and then makes them dance accordingly, which gets easier.

Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha in the song Keeda from Action JacksonYou are doing all kind of movies whether it is a SOS, Satyagraha or Action Jackson. How do you decide on what movies you want to be a part of? What kind of movies would you like to be a part of, which you haven’t done so far?
It just depends. When I hear the script, do I get excited about the script? Then, do I think that the role is challenging enough to do something which will need me and which I can work hard on? Apart from all that, the most important thing is, who is the director? Will he be able to conceive and shoot the way it’s been thought? Also, the producer and the whole team is important because will they be able to execute the way we are talking about and will they be able to release it properly the way the films are released  today? That is very important.

How would you describe Action Jackson, the film?
Completely different I would say. Action Jackson is not an issue based film. It’s a lot of fun, entertainment, comedy, action, emotion and romance. I think it’s shaped up very well. It’s a complete entertainer. I would call it that.

You are working with Sonakshi Sinha again and with Yaami Gautam for the first time. How would you describe your experience?
Sonakshi is very comfortable to work with. I have a great rapport as we did Son Of Sardar together. She is a thorough professional and has got no inhibitions. You know when you ask her to dance, she will just freak out. She is very comfortable. Yami is a very good actress. I worked for the first time with her and it was very comfortable.

Ajay Devgn uses different guns in Action Jackson (1)Many films do exceedingly well at the domestic Box Office but don’t have the same kind of impact overseas. Do you feel, just like in India, actors now need to promote their movies abroad in various cities as well to create the awareness?
I guess so and the mindset is also little different for Indian audience and the audience overseas. But the films are doing well there also and we are trying to push them and promote them overseas as mush as we can and we will do.

Many movies are now released in new territories like Japan and Russia. Do you feel that Action Jackson is a film that can be enjoyed by a non-diaspora audience?
Oh, yes. Action Jackson will appeal to all kind of audiences. Prabhu Deva’s films have appealed earlier to masses but here I think there is a very good connect for the classes also because the film is very stylish, the music is very good, kids will love the film and I think masses would definitely like it because of the action

Eros International will release the much-awaited film in UK cinemas on 5th December 2014.

 

 

Watch: ‘Action Jackson’ Theatrical Trailer

Eros International has released the first trailer of their upcoming release, Action Jackson. The film is a Baba Films production & Eros International presentation and is directed by Prabhu Dheva. The film is produced by Gordhan P Tanwani & Sunil Lulla.

Action Jackson is Prabhu Deva’s new family entertainer that will set your feet tapping to it’s beat and get the film stuck in your mind featuring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam & Manasvi Mamgai. A fun, small time crook gets entangled with a relentless girl who is convinced that he will bring her good luck. The consequences that result in are hilarious, masala-filled and thoroughly entertaining.

The film releases in UK cinemas on 5th December 2014.

Action Jackson

Revealed! the leading lady of Ajay Devgn’s next directorial venture ‘Shivaay’

Sayesha snapped on shivaay setsAjay Devgn’s next directorial venture produced by Eros International and Ajay himself is the hugely ambitious magnum opus Shivaay which is all set to release in January 2016.

Devgn wanted to keep his leading lady under wraps,and not reveal her identity till later, and despite valiant efforts from production to keep her hidden, the snapparazzi and shutterbugs around the set managed to click the fresh debutante heroine while she was doing a photoshoot for the movie.

The lady in question is none other than the grand-niece of  Saira Banu and legendary actor Dilip Kumar, she is the  daughter of actress Shaheen (leading actress of the 90’s), Sayesha. Yes you read it right, she has been cast  as the leading lady opposite Ajay Devgn in his upcoming directorial venture Shivaay which will also see Devgn don the leading actors cap along with being the Director and Producer.

We hear that many actresses from B-Town were eyeing for this very role seeing the scale of the film, but after several round of auditions Sayesha was selected, and when shown to Devgn he zeroed down on her as she fitted the role perfectly!

Well, coming from one of India’s first superstars family, looks like huge expectations are set with Sayesha who has got herself a dream launch vehicle with Devgns Shivaay!

Shivaay is produced by Ajay Devgn Ffilms and Eros International.

Ajay Devgn reprises action hero role in ‘Singham Returns’

Singham Returns Bollywood’s leading man Ajay Devgn is set to reprise his iconic role as the charismatic and fearless Inspector Bajirao Singham in this Summer’s big-screen action offering Singham Returns, which releases worldwide on Indian Independence Day, 15th August 2014 through Reliance Entertainment.

Audiences will be treated to a feast of fist-fights, fanciful footwork and fantastic stunts, as Ajay resumes the role he first made world-famous in 2011, this time also adding a producer credit to his impressive cache of career highs together with Reliance Entertainment.

Singham Returns pays homage to the original blockbuster film ‘Singham’, which re-defined the action genre in Indian cinema with its stellar narrative of good versus evil, sensational stunt sequences and perfectly choreographed action. Singham Returns imbibes the core themes of India’s freedom, encapsulating such values as heroism, daring feats, determination and perseverance, as the ever-brave Inspector Bajirao Singham takes on the establishment to rid his city of corruption and deceit in the upper echelons of society.

Singham Returns 2The second instalment of the Singham brand once again reunites action film supremo Rohit Shetty (Golmaal series, Chennai Express) with award-winning actor and producer Ajay Devgn (Golmaal, Singham, Omkara) in what promises to be the must-see family ‘masala entertainer’ of the summer. Joining the successful pairing of Ajay Devgn and director Rohit Shetty is leading lady and fellow Golmaal 2 and 3 co-star Kareena Kapoor Khan (3 Idiots). Other notable performances come from internationally-renowned actor Anupam Kher (Bend It Like Beckham, Silver Linings Playbook) and Amol Gupte (Taare Zameen Par).

Complementing the all-star line-up is a well-written script by acclaimed writing duo Sajid-Farhad, who penned the original script for Singham as well as writing other hit films, such as Housefull 2 and Bol Bachchan. The rousing musical score is expertly put together by Ankit Tiwari, perfectly nuancing every finite detail of this gripping and intense film.

Singham Returns is produced by Reliance Entertainment and releases in UK cinemas on 15th August 2014.

First Look: Hrithik and Katrina in ‘Bang Bang’

After sweeping a million hearts with a glimpse of their sizzling chemistry in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif are all set to recreate the same magic in their next film titled Bang Bang.

Bang Bang - Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan

The film, an official Hindi remake of Hollywood hit Knight and Day, has Hrithik and Katrina playing Tom and Cameron Diaz’s parts, respectively.

Directed by Siddarth Anand, the film promises to be a high voltage action film, shot in the most exotic locations. Two schedules of the film have already been completed and the next kick starts this July, in Europe.

The crew faced rough weather during the first schedule in Thailand, but the lead pair did manage to shoot some stunning stunt sequences there.

From there, they headed to Greece for the second schedule, where a romantic sequence was filmed. The film will be shot in the Far East, Europe and India.

Bang Bang, produced by Fox Star Studios, is slated for a worldwide and UK release on May 1, 2014.

Sajid Khan compares ‘Himmatwala’ to 80s movies

Ajay Devgn in HimmatwalaBlockbuster director, Sajid Khan, has attempted to recreate the magic of 1980’s Bollywood movies with his Himmtwala remake. He said, “If you talk about the 1980s – what used to happen in 1980s movies – it doesn’t happen any more – the hero’s entry.”

A really tough challenge to which he seems 100% confident will make everyone cheer. “I have designed such an entry for Ajay that I was clapping while I was writing it, I was clapping while I was shooting it. I have given a lot of stress on entry.”

Sajid says that the 80’s film style has experienced the consequences of western cinema idealisation, as if the essence of Bollywood were being lost. “That kind of cinema is coming now only with two stars – Salman Khan and Ajay,” Sajid said, adding that Dabangg and Wanted became big hits because they featured heroism, which is very prevalent in the South.

“In northern India, we are shying away from this and our culture is going more towards western cinema. I wanted to bring that back because I have grown up watching cinema of the 1970’s and 1980’s.”

The director has so far directed three films and all of them were big hits. “I take myself seriously only when I’m making a film. I make it from the audience’s point of view,” he added.

Himmatwala is directed by blockbuster director Sajid Khan, starring Superstar Ajay Devgn and Tammanah.

Presented by UTV Motion Pictures and Pooja Entertainment, the film is produced by Ronnie Screwala and Vashu Bhagnani and releases in the UK  on 29th March 2013. 

‘Himmatwala’ team gets a surprise visitor on the sets in Hyderabad

Ajay Devgn, Sajid Khan and Sanjay DuttWhile shooting in Hyderabad, the Himmatwala team received a pleasant and unexpected surprise on the sets recently when none other than actor Sanjay Dutt dropped in to meet his best friend, superstar Ajay Devgn, and the rest of the team.

The actor, who was shooting in the neighborhood, came especially on the sets to watch Devgn dance for the song sequence ‘Taki o Taki Re’ which was being shot at the time.

When asked about his visit Dutt said, “Ajay and I are like brothers and since I was shooting for Policegiri in Ramoji Rao, I took some time off from the shoot especially because I wanted to watch Ajay dance for ‘Taki O Taki (laughing)..”

 A source close to the team confirmed Dutt’s presence and said, “Sanjay sir was shooting for his film Policigiri in Hyderabad and when he heard that Ajay sir was shooting for a song sequence ‘Taki O Taki’ he decided to come and visit the sets to watch him dance. In fact he absolutely loved the dance sequence and was in all praise for the chemistry between Ajay sir and Tamannaah on-screen.”

After the shoot was wrapped for the day, the duo was seen having a good time together and sharing a few jokes on dancing. Later, director Sajid Khan, joined them a quick chat. Having the two superstars on the sets provided for a wonderful day for the crew.

Himmatwala will release in UK cinemas on 29th March 2013. 

Sajid Khan recreates iconic numbers in his remake of ‘Himmatwala’

Ajay Tamanaah in HimmatwallaThe iconic song Tathaiya Tathaiya from the original 80s Bollywood superhit, Himmatwala, is still remembered for its splendour and grandeur. Director Sajid Khan recreates the famous number on an even greater scale in his remake of the film.

Farah Khan, who choreographed the remake version, mixed steps from several of yesteryear screen hero Jeetendra’s iconic films such as, Tohfa, Jaani Dost, Mawaali, Jaise Ko Taisa, Aag Aur Shola and Suhaagan.

She said, “If you see the original Tathaiya number, which was mounted on a grand scale, it has less steps. To recreate the magic, I watched the actor’s old films and after retaining one signature step and the essence of the original Himmatwala, I have made it more extravagant and larger scale.”

Another musical highlight in Sajid Khan’s remake is the Michael Jackson number. Chunky Pandey will open the film dancing to the King of Pop’s, Billie Jean.

Himmatwala, produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Vashu Bhagnani, is set to be released in the UK and Worldwide on 29th March 2013.

Ajay Devgn scores a hat-trick in Sajid Khan’s ‘Himmatwala’

Superstar Ajay Devgn who received a fabulous response for his dancing skills in Bol Bachchan’s ‘Chalao Na’ and in Son of Sardaar, is all set to entertain his audiences scoring a hat-trick with his dhamakedaar moves again this Holi.

The actor has put on his dancing shoes and will be seen performing to the throwback classic, ‘Taki O Taki Re’, this time choreographed by the stellar Farah Khan from his forthcoming film Himmatwala. Devgn recently shot the sequence of the song with his leading lady of the film Tamannaah in Jaipur.

Blockbuster director Sajid Khan known for always incorporating something out-of-the-box in his films, will witness superstar Ajay Devgn flaunting some unique moves alongside Tamannaah.

A source close to the team said, “It’s a very 80’s dance number and Ajay was seen quite comfortable with the steps. He has his own style of dancing and has given his best. We are sure that Ajay’s dancing will leave all of us thrilled.”

The makers launched the much awaited trailer of Himmatwala today at one of the 80’s biggest cinemas, Gaiety Galaxy, Bandra in India at 4 pm.

Himmatwala is directed by blockbuster Director Sajid Khan, starring Superstar Ajay Devgn and Tammanah

Presented by UTV Motion Pictures & Pooja Entertainment, the film is produced by Ronnie Screwala and Vashu Bhagnaniand and is all set to hit UK cinemas on 29th March  2013.

Ajay Devgn defends the portrayal of Sikhs in ‘Son of Sardaar’

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn feels honoured to be portraying a Sikh character in his much awaited Diwali release, Son of Sardaar. Hailing from Amritsar himself, the actor shares a close bond with Punjab. 

The actor was accused of presenting Sikhs in a bad light in his yet to release film Son of Sardaar after the trailer of the film was released. 

Speaking about the controversy Ajay Devgn said, “My film Son Of Sardaar does not hurt anybody’s sentiments. I’m from Punjab and I have a lot of respect for the community and culture as any anyone else and the last thing I would do is to hurt anyone. In fact I’m very proud of the community.

“We have made this film under the guidance of a lot of knowledgeable people so at no point you will find any element of disrespect. The protagonist of the film is a Sardaar so the film will showcase a very positive projection of the community. If you could just wait for the release and then come up with your comments and opinion. Trust me, we all will be proud of the film,” added the 43-year-old actor.

Eros International will release Son of Sardaar, directed by Ashwini Dhir  starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla on 13th November 2012 in UK cinemas.