Ajay Devgn bows out of Indian 2

Superstar Ajay Devgn, who is presently busy promoting his forthcoming comic-caper Total Dhamaal, has confirmed that he is no longer associated with the much-talked-about Tamil film Indian 2.

Indian 2 is a sequel to the Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar starrer National Film Award-winning Tamil vigilante movie Indian (1996). Shankar is directing the sequel just like its predecessor.

“I would have loved to do Shankar’s movie, but I did not have the dates. He wanted to shoot the movie right now. (But) I am stuck with Taanaji (The Unsung Warrior), said Ajay Devgn who plays the title role in the war period drama.

There were rumours that the actor turned down the offer as he was being offered a negative character in the movie and hence he did not take it up.

“For an artist, there are no shades of grey, black or white – the more layers you have in a role, the better it is. I loved doing movies like Khakee (2004) and Company (2002) where my negative characters were appreciated. I would love to play such roles again. (Having said that), I cannot say if it (the part in Indian 2) was grey or not because I am not doing it now; it’s somebody else’s role,” Ajay signed off.

Besides Total Dhamaal and Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, Ajay Devgn will also be seen in Akiv Ali’s directorial debut De De Pyaar De and an untitled film Ranbir Kapoor.