Ajay Devgn not worried about BO clash of 'Shivaay', 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

The impending box office clash of Ajay Devgn's "Shivaay" and filmmaker Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" has got the industry talking, but the actor says he is unfazed by it.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016, 15:24 PM IST
Ajay Devgn not worried about BO clash of 'Shivaay', 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

Mumbai: The impending box office clash of Ajay Devgn's "Shivaay" and filmmaker Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" has got the industry talking, but the actor says he is unfazed by it.

"Shivaay", an action-adventure not only stars Ajay but also marks his second directorial venture, and he believes it is better to focus on the film than think about the clash.

"The clash doesn't matter, it really doesn't matter. Though, a solo release is always a solo release. I am more concerned about what I am doing. I am not concerned about what others are doing," Ajay said in an interview.

"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", a romantic-drama, stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan. The two films are set for Diwali release on October 28.

"When I announced the film for Diwali, at that time nobody was coming in...So, we thought this is the right time to release," the 47-year-old actor said.

"Shivaay" will also mark Bollywood debut of veteran actor Dilip Kumar's grand niece Sayessha Saigal and Polish actress Erica Kaar.

When asked if signing new faces for such an ambitious film was a risk, Ajay said, "Not at all. I needed fabulous actors. Where the Indian girl is concerned I definitely needed a new face."

"Where the other girl is concerned, Erica, she had to be a foreigner, the character's demand was such. I got two fabulous actors. It's basically a performance-oriented film, even the little child, I can challenge anybody including myself, we can't perform better than her," he sid.

Earlier, there were reports that Ajay's wife Kajol would also be a part of the film.

The "Drishyam" actor, however, said that couldn't happen as none of the roles suited her at all.

"No, it didn't suit her in any way. One was a foreigner the other one, I needed a new younger girl," he said.