Mumbai: After ‘Omkara,’ Ajay Devgn and Vishal Bhardwaj were keen to work together in ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, however, the former walked of the film citing personal differences with the filmmaker.
Talking to a daily, a source close to the actor said, “He has decided not to do films for emotional reasons. Though he had initially liked Vishal’s script and had even approved it, after ‘Rascals’, he`s being extra careful about upcoming films.”
Apparently, Ajay is miffed with reports suggesting that he left ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ as he was offered more money for ‘Son Of Sardar’. “Fact is, Ajay walked out because of the script. Somewhere along the way, he began to feel that it was too niche a film. He had told Vishal to change the script repeatedly but the director didn`t agree and finally they decided to part ways, after mutually deciding to make an announcement. When the story broke, the actor feels the director played dirty and is very angry,” the source added.
Lately, Ajay Devgn has emerged as top selling hero at single screen theatres and multiplexes with Box Office hits like ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’ and ‘Singham’. And with Vishal`s ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ doing average business, Ajay is cautious about doing a film with the filmmaker.
When contacted, Ajay confirmed the news and said, “Money had nothing to do with me opting out of Vishal’s film. I want to cut down on my work commitments from next year and focus on one film at a time. I have stopped doing films for friends and for emotional reasons. This time it`s friendship on one side and business on the other!”