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Ajay takes cue from Amitabh for ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Ajay Devgn’s role in his upcoming flick ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’ may have been inspired from the 1970s don Haji Mastan but his look shares a strong similarity with Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar.

The actor, who plays a mafia kingpin in the movie, is widely speculated to have studied Amitabh’s role in Deewar to get a
broody and angry young man tone for his character.

Talking about Ajay’s role, a source said, “Ajay’s look has been inspired from Amitabh’s look in Deewaar. Almost 37 costumes and looks were rejected before the filmmakers finalised the Deewaar look for Ajay.”

Confirming the news, director Milan Luthria said, “Yes, we scrapped many of Ajay’s earlier costumes. We had initially decided to dress him like Amitji in Trishul so all the costumes were either polo necks or blazers and jackets. But I happened to see Deewaar again, I loved Amitji’s all-white look when he goes for his father’s funeral in the film.”

“I realised that the look would work for Ajay as he looks good in white. Ajay wears white throughout the film. It gives him a different identity,” he added.

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