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Ajay on his role in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

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So here's a line up of Ajay Devgn's forthcoming projects: Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Golmaal 3, Toonpur Ka Superhero and his next directorial venture which he is busy fielding in his mind. For the moment though, Ajay Devgn is on a high once again with Once Upon... The National Award winning actor recalls his days when he shot for Company and he is in no mood to draw parallels with his previous best with RGV, "I can't compare the challenges. Yes, the genre is somewhat same but the characters are radically different. Malik in Company was cold and conniving, Sultan in Once Upon… is more flamboyant, magnanimous and warm. He is very stylized. With the roles being different as much as the story lines, I really can't draw parallels at this point."

And then what about his most successful stint commercially? The Golmaal trilogy. Devgn can't stop talking about his three film old family, "Fabulous. Golmaal is always fun, we do lots of masti on the sets; it's a three film old family so it has been a great journey. Rohit is a good friend and for Golmaal 3, he had predicted that by hook or by crook he would wrap up the shoot by 16th July. Surprisingly, we did end on that day, not even an hour of schedule extension, he is extremely efficient and I am eagerly awaiting the shift from a gangster flick to a comic caper."

But the Ajay we have known for years on screen is emotional too. He was, if you recall, when he directed his first film titled U, Me Aur Hum with wife Kajol. It did garner some critical acclaim. So when is the master of all ready for his second one? Devgn answers, "Yes, U Me Aur Hum was a concept that I had believed in very strongly or else I wouldn't have made it. Direction is obviously on my mind and I have been dabbling with an idea. Right now I'm working on it so I will talk about it when it is ready."

What completes this man called Ajay Devgn is that he is the first and the only Indian actor turned producer turned director who is venturing into animation. Yes, his most ambitious project is on hold at the moment: Toonpur Ka Superhero. But, for a reason. If all goes well, we will see hubby and wifey together once again in December with this kiddie flick. "Any animation takes time at least 2-3 years. It is technology intensive filmmaking so fine tuning has kept us occupied. We wanted to make Toonpur Ka Superhero at par with Hollywood. But if all goes well we are looking at a December release", said the superhero himself.

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