New Delhi: Actor-producer Ajay Devgn has not yet seen his own films `Himmatwala` and `Rascals`. He says during the making of most of his movies itself, he realises whether a project will work or not.
"(From around) 80 percent of the films that have not worked...I come to know while shooting, so I do not see those films. I have not even seen the trial of those films. I have not seen `Himmatwala` and `Rascals` till today. You get that feel while making a film," Ajay said here in a group interaction.
"Himmatwala", directed by Sajid Khan, did not receive a positive word. Ajay says though the original script of the film was good, things went wrong while shooting.
"The original script of `Himmatwala` was good...I don`t want to blame Sajid, but he had taken the 1980s` look and shot it in the same way."
"There were no punchlines. `Himmatwala` would have worked today if it had today`s punchlines and today`s styling. He made it like the 1980`s only. That didn`t work," he added.
However, despite getting the feeling that "Himmatwala" wouldn`t work, Ajay gave the film his best shot and promoted it. Why?
"There is so much of money and stakes involved (in a film)...You can`t say, `This is not working so I am not working`. It`s unethical. If there is some alternative, then it`s a different thing."
"When you are acting in a film, everybody is not ready to agree with you. If you have been paid for a film, you have to do as much as you can do."