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I don’t understand why Bollywood actors avoid making guest appearances: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn recently made headlines when he commented on Southern superstar Kichcha Sudeepa’s comment that Hindi is not the national language. If the controversy is not yet settled, Ajay is busy fulfilling his professional commitments.

The actor recently made guest appearances in two films, Gangubai Kathiawadi and RRR. However, in the limited screen time he had in the film, Ajay managed to make his presence felt with powerful performances. But for Ajay, making guest appearances is not a big deal. On the contrary, the actor sometimes feels that smaller roles can even overshadow the main role. “If I like this character and I want to do it, I even go for guest roles. I have no problem with that. I never prepare any of my guest appearances Most of the time, directors approach me with strong characters, even if they are guest roles,” Ajay shares.

Not one to mince words, Ajay isn’t shy about pointing the finger at Western and Hollywood superstars who aren’t shy about taking on smaller roles. “Hollywood actors are always ready to make cameo appearances in movies. I don’t understand why the actors here [Bollywood] avoid doing guest roles. In my opinion, small roles can sometimes surpass leading roles. So why shouldn’t I do such roles,” says Ajay.

Ajay does not believe in fame and clarifies that he never allows it to eclipse his personality. “I have never tried to maintain my stardom. I am only of the opinion that if we don’t do a good job we will be overwhelmed. There is no heroism but you have to have confidence, which is important to show up on screen. I feel like that’s missing in scripts these days. You asked me about my swag, it’s innate. I haven’t worked on it. And fortunately for me, it translated naturally to the screen”, adds the actor.

In recent years, there has been a trend towards “pan Indian” films. But, Ajay says such films are not planned, they just happen. “Pan-Indian films cannot be planned, they happen after they are released. It will not be possible for me to divulge how these films connect with the public. Baahubali was not planned by Mr. Rajamouli as a pan-Indian film, but it turned out to be one after its box office success. KGF was also not designed with this in mind,” says Ajay.

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Posted: Friday 06 May 2022, 07:00 IST