Press Trust of India
April 01, 2013 17:35 IST
Ajay Devgn is currently shooting for Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha, which also features Amitabh Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor.
From playing intense roles to doing
100-crore club commercial hits, Ajay Devgn has played a
variety of roles in his two-decade-old career and the actor
credits this success to his spontaneity as a performer.
The 43-year-old Singham star, who is married to actress
Kajol and has two kids Nysa, 9, and Yug, 3, says he becomes
the character he is playing in front of the camera.
"I am a very spontaneous actor. I feel the character. I
am the only actor in the industry now who is doing every genre
and audience have accepted me with open arms. I try to be the
character. Instead of the character becoming Ajay Devgn, Ajay
becomes the character," the actor told PTI.
"An actor job is just to perform. It's not physically and
mentally tasking. Some people are method actor and I am not
that kind. I feel the character in front of camera and I just
behave like that," he said.
Ajay started his career as an action hero with hits like
Phool Aur Kaante and Vijaypath. He went on to win the
National award twice for his performances in Zakhm and The
Legend of Bhagat Singh. He also proved his mettle in comedy
with Rohit Shetty's Golmaal series.
Ajay was recently seen in Sajid Khan's Himmatwala,
where he reprised the heroism of 80s era.
"The film is based in 1983. Hero has always been a hero
in our country. The thought has been picked up and I won't
call it a remake. The film is completely different. Sajid just
kept the base same. There the character was an engineer and
here he is a street fighter," the actor said.
Ajay is currently shooting for Prakash Jha's Satyagraha
in Bhopal with megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Asked about his experience of working with Bachchan, Ajay
said, "I must have done 7-8 films with him. He is like a
family to me. I respect him and adore him. He is a brilliant
They have starred together Major Saab, Aag, Khakhi,
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin and Hindustan Ki Kasam.