Ajay Devgn was in Kolkata this evening to promote Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, a period and action film based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, a 17th century Maratha military leader. The film stars Ajay, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol. Incidentally, this also marks Ajay’s 100th film. The press conference at a city multiplex kickstarted with the screening of the trailer. An elated Ajay said, “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is very close to my heart and I’m happy it marks my 100th film. But trust me, I was not aware of this until my director pointed it out on the film sets. We are trying to make the film a visual treat for the audience and I’m looking forward to everyone watching it. Even when I’m on my 100th film, I feel nervous and it seems like it is my first film!”
What did he learn from the Bollywood industry in all these years, we asked him. “I learnt that honesty, dedication and hard work have no alternatives. You work hard and the rest just follows”, said the actor. He added, “This is my third film with Saif after Kacche Dhaage and Omkara. It was a great working experience for both of us. And with Kajol on the sets, it felt like home.”
The actor has been shooting in Kolkata for the past few days for Amit Sharma’s Maidan, where he plays a football coach. “I am back in Kolkata after 13-odd years. I shot here for Rituparno Ghosh’s Raincoat and Mani Ratnam’s Yuva. It feels great to be back in the City of Joy. I have gained four kilos in these four days and I blame it on Kolkata sweets!”
During the event, the actor posed with less-privileged children, who gifted him handmade posters. He also met Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh and Shiboprosad Mukherjee.
Source: Times of India