Action Jackson is all set to release this Friday on 5th December and the stars in full swing promoting the movie in Mumbai. The lead actors of the movie, Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha visited Radio Mirchi studio to talk about the movie.
The movie is directed by Prabhu Deva and is one of the most anticipated action thrillers. The trailer was an instant hit and fans can't wait to watch the movie on the big screen. The film also stars Yami Gautam, who has finally bagged her big movie in Bollywood and that too opposite Ajay Devgn. She is also seen in a romantic number with the actor.
South actor Anand Raj is debuting in the Bollywood industry by playing the role of villain in Action Jackson. Sonu Sood and Kunal Roy Kapur are also seen in the movie. The best part will the cameo appearances made by the director himself, Prabhu Deva, Shahid Kapoor and Salman Khan.Model Manasvi Mamgai who is set to make her Bollywood debut with the film Action Jackson talks about her debut with Ajay, "At first, I was very intimidated, not on-camera but off-camera. The film's shooting had begun in India while most of my scenes were to be shot abroad at a later stage."
She further added, "So I asked the producer to let me come on the sets and get to know everybody. They made me very comfortable. Prabhu Deva (director) sir is like an icon, especially for dancing. And Ajay sir is a sweetheart he gave me lot of technical tips. My main focus was on expressions. He taught me how to look at the camera and be aware of the angles too."
See pictures of the lead actors talking about their experience in the movie at Radio Mirchi Studio in Mumbai.
Ajay speaks about his director friends, "I don't think Rohit and Prabhudheva have a similar style or similar approach to commercial cinema. Both are completely different. They are action based, comedy focused entertainers but their style of film-making is completely different. Prabhu and Rohit believe in different kinds of styling."
He further adds, "Prabhu believes in making his characters more stylish. Rohit prefers to keep the characters very real and palpable. Prabhu keeps the action in his films very stylized. Even in this film, the action has a stark peppiness to it."
On His Look
Ajay said, "I lost weight for this film. In this film, Prabhu was specific that I need to lean down and lose weight. Prabhu didn't want me look like Singham. Martial arts is something I take a keen interest in. I had not trained in Swartz in quite sometime. Earlier I used to do Swartz. I did learn some taekwondo as well. The action in this film is great!"
"I think now I want to make a horror film. It's not easy to scare the audience. Let's see in future if I get a good script, I will make a horror film," said the director of Action Jackson.
Action Jackson Hero
"For 'Action Jackson', the makers wanted me to sport a bulky body, which was very easy for me to achieve. I believe six-pack and eight-pack abs make you weak. They look nice, but they can make you physically weak. I believe you should be muscular and fit. I don't want to promote eight-pack abs," Ajay said.
"Prabhudheva is a very good actor himself and there is no buffoonary comedy in the film, and his comic timing is great. I enjoyed working with him," Ajay said.
"Ajay is extremely hard working. He is a very dedicated actor and he has given his best in this film," said Prabhudeva.
Prabhu Deva On Ajay's Look
Yes, we required him to be seen in a bare body. For that he went ahead and lost 17 kilos. At one point in time I thought it was enough but then he was insistent that if he is to be seen fighting bare bodied, he had to make it worth it. In two months flat he came back all lean and stylish. Yes, this story has been told multiple times but I am in awe each time I recollect the transformation Ajay went through for the film. That's some dedication for sure.
Prabhu Deva On Action Jackson
This is an entertaining film with a lot of fun element to it. Also, audience from 6 to 60 year old can come and watch it. For a theme and setting like this, we wanted a title that conveys the action and music theme right. The title Action Jackson went very well with it; after all, it has a good ring to it that complimented what our film is all about. Moreover, it also turns into AJ as initials, which also sounds as Ajay. There were no second thoughts after that.
Action Jackson In Radio Mirchi
Ajay Devgn, who will be seen performing high-octane action sequences in Prabhu Deva's Action Jackson, says the movie is not influenced from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.