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The animosity is personal, not professional: Ajay Devgn on Karan Johar

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Published Oct 25, 2016, 8:12 pm IST
Updated Oct 25, 2016, 8:12 pm IST
Ajay Devgn says that he is confident about ‘Shivaay’ and feels that the better movie will steal the show.
Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar.
 Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar.

Mumbai: In a recent interview, Ajay Devgn bluntly spoke about the clash of his movie ‘Shivaay’ with one time family friend Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. Hinting at the possibility of a war against karan Johar, the actor said he does not indulge in wars with anyone but if he must, his opponent will stand no chance against him.

“The animosity is due to personal reasons and not professional. It has nothing to do with our films. There is no war between us. I am above having a war with anyone. I do my work and don't interfere in anyone's life. If I wage a war, no one will be able to stand before me,” commented the star on Karan Johar’s now strained relationship with his wife Kajol who was once a close companion, with the former often referring to her as his ‘lucky charm’.

 

Devgn, who has directed and acted in the action-drama ‘ Shivaay’, said that he is aware that the audience is bound to get divided with two big films releasing on  the same day but is unruffled by it. “When I announced the release date, no other film was set to release over the same weekend. Now, the audience is bound to get divided, but the better movie will eventually prosper. My film has action and an emotional connect as well, and I am certain that people will like it," asserted Ajay.

Devgn has even accused Karan Johar of giving 10 lakhs to controversial actor and self-proclaimed critic Kamaal Rashid Khan (KRK) to promote ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ on social media and badmouth his ‘ Shivaay’.

 

While talking about his family, Ajay revealed that his daughter Nysa has warned him against doing action films as they ‘scare her’. But after watching the trailer of ‘ Shivaay’, the teenager was ‘proud of her father’.

“She is worried that I may get injured…Nysa was very angry when I left for the Bulgaria schedule. I couldn't meet her or Yug (son) for almost a-year-and-half. But after watching the first trailer, she told me that she was really proud of it and didn't mind the long absence.”

 

Both ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Shivaay’ were initially banned in Pakistan after Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) banned Pakistani artists from working in India. The scenario has now changed with both the nations agreeing on releasing these films in their respective countries.

‘Shivaay’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will be releasing on October 28.

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