March 8, 2013
Crowd will clap during Ajay Devgn’s entry in Himmatwala
Ajay Devgn ’s “Himmatwala” has been making huge buzz in the B-Town especially because of its unique theme of revival of the 1980’s magic in Bollywood cinema. It is directed by Sajid Khan who delivered blockbusters like Hey Baby and Housefull series and is all set release on 29th of March.
A diehard fan of cinema of the 1980s, director Sajid Khan is attempting to recreate the magic with his Himmatwala remake that he says has all the elements of a bygone era – mother-son drama, heroism and, last but not the least, “a grand entry for (lead actor) Ajay Devgn” that will force viewers.
“The film is based in 1983. I have kept references of 1980s. I have included a rush where Mohinder Amarnath LBWed a West Indies player (got him out on leg before wicket) and India won the World Cup (in 1983). For that commentary, I have roped in Ameen Sayani saab, Mr. (Amitabh) Bachchan of radio,” Sajid said during a group interview here.
He said “If you talk about the 1980s – what used to happen in 1980s movies – it doesn’t happen any more – the hero’s entry. Except for a couple of Salman Khan’s films, no importance is given to the hero’s entry. The kind of entry that Amitabh Bachchan had in ‘Coolie’, for me, it’s the entry of all time,” and added he liked Ajay Devgn’s entry in ‘Phool Aur Kaante’.
“This is an open challenge that if viewers won’t clap on Ajay’s entry in ‘Himmatwala’, I will refund the ticket money.” Said Sajid.
He clarified that the film not a spoof and would see Ajay fighting with a tiger for the second time after Vijaypath.