Ajay Devgan drops A off his name


Ajay Devgan is now Ajay Devgn. Yes, he has dropped the letter 'A' from his last name, as evident in the promos of his next production — All The Best. This is a first of sorts, as in the past, actors have added or dropped an alphabet strictly from their first names. It is believed Ajay agreed to change the spelling of his name at the behest of his mom Veena. From now on, he plans to stick to the new spelling for all his films.

Says a source close to Ajay Devgn, "Though his friends and family have been asking Ajay to change the way he spells his name to "make it more balanced" and therefore attract success, he stayed away from the temptation. That was until his mom asked him to make the change for health reasons. Last year, after U Me Aur Hum released, Ajay had a severe back and neck sprain (he was laid up for over a month.) Later, he had some health problems and a couple of accidents on the sets." His worried mom contacted an astrologer, who suggested the name change. Mrs. Devgan then urged Ajay to make the alteration, as she was very worried for him, adding that the change would add to his general well-being and happiness too. Ajay argued but finally gave in."

The source says, "This is a huge step for Ajay as he has never been too much into numerology and astrology though he believes in vastu shastra and stones. His friends were shocked too when they learned that he'd changed the way he spells his name. He has already feeling the positive effects of the change as he has been getting mind-blowing reactions for the All The Best promo." Ajay Devgan says, "I don't like discussing personal things." All The Best also stars Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan and Mugdha Godse.

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