Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn, who plays the male lead in the remake of the 1983 movie Himmatwala, says if the film was a "classic" like Mughal-e-Azam, the new team would have never touched it.
"We would never try to attempt a Mughal-e-Azam, because we could never try to beat a Mughal-e-Azam. We can only do films which we have got the ingredients for and feel that we can better," Ajay told reporters here.
"Otherwise, what is the point of making a film. So you should never touch classics," he added.
The comment came as a reaction to Sridevi's past comment that Himmatwala was no Mughal-e-Azam. Sridevi had played the lead heroine in the original, opposite Jeetendra.
The remake, releasing on March 29, is directed by Sajid Khan, and features southern actress Tammanna.
Ajay went on to say, "That is why we did Himmatwala because it was no Mughal-e-Azam! Had it been Mughal-e-Azam, we would have never touched it only."
The actor says he considers himself lucky that he has been accepted in various genres.
"I would like to do different kind of films. I am doing Satyagraha now and it is not a comedy, but it is a very commercial film. I am lucky because there are very few actors who are accepted in different genres."