Ajay Devgan first faced camera as a child star in ‘Pyari Behna’and six years later made a debut in ‘Phool Aur Kaante’.He went on to deliver memorable performances in films like Diljale, Zakhm, Company, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Yuva, Omkara, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Raajneeti and Singham among others. He experimented with masala films successfully and gave hits in Golmaal series besides the recent Son of Sardar.
After being in films for over 20 years and making his mark in the elite Rs 100 crore club with full-fledged masala entertainers, actor Ajay Devgn feels that meaty roles are still meant for industry veterans and the younger lot does not fit the bill.Its the big stars who are in their 40s who are calling the shots ,and the film industry depends on them when it comes to box-office.
Ajay Devgan said,”Be it Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore, Singham… You can’t take a boy as it won’t to do justice to the film and the role. Like boys can do romance and all but eventually they grow to be men. The boys (young actors) are just beginning. Everything is about maturity and being a man.. Heroism is being a man,We have to choose roles depending on the age. We can’t do college, romantic hero kind of a film today. No one will come to me with this kind of role and neither will I accept it. Meaty roles are for men and not for kids,”Ajay will be seen next in Sajid Khan’s remake version of Himmatwala.
Well said Ajay,we think when the audience accepts one actor it is for life, till they stop working.