Ajay Devgan was 22 when he entered films as an actor with Phool Aur Kaante, and 30 years later, he stands as one of the biggest stars in the Indian film industry. Turning a year older today, he’s in probably in the busiest phase of his career, with three films set for a release in 2021 itself- Maidaan, Sooryavanshi (in which he has a special appearance) and RRR, apart from also directing MayDay.

He takes out time from his busy schedule to talk about his three decades in films, and missing his father, late action director Veeru Devgan.

I’m going to be 52 this year. And, it’s hard to say—I get excited about a birthday. However, it’s a truly special day because the family has a small celebration. With the COVID-19 pandemic things are even more restricted. I know my mother and my wife will make it special by inviting my sisters, their families and cousins over. It’s a template we follow on the birthdays of all family members. The fan clubs do their own form of celebration. I must say, it is a day to say thank you to everyone, especially fans and well-wishers because good-wishes are something you can’t get enough of, he said.

Had we not been in the middle of a pandemic, I may have had some people suggesting we do something to mark my three decades in the industry. However, now caution is the key word today. All celebrations must be low-key and responsible, he added.

Looking back, I would say time has flown. 100 films have happened since Phool Aur Kaante. Some noteworthy, some forgettable but honestly each and every film has taught me something. What is wonderful about being an actor or for that matter, a creative person is – age doesn’t define your creative parameters. You can still be learning and learning more,he said.


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