Ajay Devgn responded to Shah Rukh Khan‘s comment praising him and talking about how he appreciates their bond. Actor Shah Rukh took to Twitter on Tuesday and held an Ask Me Anything session. One fan tweeted: “@iamsrk Sir Ajay Devgn is very happy with the pre-booking of Pathaan!! Anything else about him? His movie #BholaaTeaser2 was released today!! #QuestionSRK.” (Also read | Shah Rukh Khan responds to Twitter user trying to troll him with old photo)
Shah Rukh responded to the fan saying, “Ajay has been a mainstay and love to me and my family for many years. He is a great actor and a beautiful human being. Strong and silent.” In response to Shah Rukh’s comment, Ajay tweeted: “Dear @iamsrk, thank you for your love and presence. I appreciate the bond we share as much as you do. Pathaan collections seem ready to go through the roof. I’m happy That as an industry looks good for us.”
During the teaser launch of his upcoming film Bholaa, Ajay spoke about Pathaan on Tuesday. “Let’s keep our fingers crossed. I want every movie to be a super duper hit. Now that Pathaan releases and whatever reports we read about the pre-booking, it seems fantastic, it’s never happened before. I’m very happy about it from the bottom of my heart. So I tell everyone I think we should be very, very happy about this,” he had said.
He also said, “After the movie (Drishyam 2) became a super hit, I would say we need more three-four super hit movies. Because after the pandemic, things have slowed down. We need to inculcate that habit in people to go to theaters to watch a movie.” Ajay’s latest film, the thriller drama Drishyam 2 emerged as one of the biggest Hindi blockbusters of 2022 with revenues of over €280 crore worldwide.
Directed by Ajay, Bholaa is an official Hindi remake of the 2019 Tamil hit Kaithi. The original film revolved around an ex-convict who decides to meet his daughter for the first time after being released from jail, but becomes entangled in a confrontation between the police and the drug mafia.
The film also features Tabu, Sanjay Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal, Raai Lakshmi and Makrand Deshpande in prominent roles. It’s all set to hit theaters on March 30. Bholaa is Ajay’s fourth directorial film after U, Me Aur Hum in 2008, Shivaay in 2016 and Runway 34 in 2022.
Shah Rukh’s next film Pathaan, a project of Yash Raj Films, will be directed by Siddharth Anand. The film also stars Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana. Industry experts are confident the movie will open somewhere in between €45 to 50 crore at the box office.