Ajay Devgn: I still don’t know how to get into a role


Ajay Devgn will be next seen donning the role of an income tax officer in his upcoming Raid. The film will be a Raj Kumar Gupta’s directorial which also stars Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla in pivotal roles. Talking about his preparation for the role, Ajay said, “I still don’t know how to ‘get’ into a role. Even if I sit down and say, “Let me work hard on my acting”, it doesn’t happen. This is how I am. I can do it only spontaneously. My directors know that I will not be able to do a rehearsal or remember my lines there. I cannot. It’s just that when the camera starts rolling, you start feeling and thinking like the character.” “And that’s my only preparation — to know what my character will do, or behave, in a situation. That’s the only system I follow. In between shots, as soon as it’s a cut, we have fun, even when the most emotional scenes are happening,” added the actor. Elaborating about his character in the film, Ajay said, “The character is very heroic but the struggle was that it is a real character. So we had to make a conscious effort to keep it real. Even if he has to say a punch line it should look like it is said by a real person. We have done our best to portray the character as realistically as possible, but now time will tell if the audience will like it.” Raid is scheduled to release on March 16, 2018.        

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