Says a source from the sets of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, "Ajay started shooting for the film a week ago. He plays a character which has been inspired by Haji Mastan and one of the scenes required him to use a vintage 1967 model of a luxury car. The car is owned by the producer, Balaji Motion Pictures Limited, who had purchased it from Shahnawaz of the Ali brothers.
Ajay fell in love with the car. "He was seen asking about the details and expressed his desire to buy the car to the production team. Ajay also asked them to check about the price of the car. When Ekta heard about this she decided to gift the car to him. But it's meant as a surprise gift to Ajay who has no clue about it. "
Ekta confirms, "Ajay liked the vintage car so much that he wanted to buy it after the shoot got over but I have decided to gift it to him. Though I love gifting people stuff this is not just a passing whim. It's great to have an actor like him be part of our film."
The film is being directed by Milan Luthria.
The czarina of TV, Ekta Kapoor, is known to act on impulses and whims. She's been known to give away lakhs worth of gifts to people she likes, just on a sudden fancy. Recently, she gifted Ajay Devgan, the male lead of her production, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, a vintage 1967 car. Ajay loves cars — from fast, sleek modern ones to vintage ones. He has a good collection of various cars.