MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn took some time off from his hectic schedule, to attend the patriotic republic day celebrations in Mumbai.
Ajay Devgn, the ‘Singham’ and ‘Bol Bachchan’ superstar looked casual yet chic in a white shirt and blue jeans combo with a pair of snazzy black aviators to shield him from the harsh afternoon sun of Mumbai. He looked extremely proud to be hoisting the flag, to commemorate India’s 64th Republic Day.
The function was held at Vile Parle in northwest Mumbai. The martyrs’ memorial – Rashtriya Shaheed Smarak – was inaugurated by Devgn, Congress MP Priya Dutt and legislator Krishna Hegde. Also being unveiled was a seven-foot sculpture of a lion cast in bronze, designed by artist Omprakash Shirgaonkar, which drew a parallel between the bravery of the lion and martyrs.
The event was also to pay homage to the Indian soldiers Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh, who were brutally killed by Pakistani troops at the Jammu and Kashmir border.
Speaking about Ajay Devgn’s upcoming film: the’Himmatwala’ remake, there has been a lot of speculation as to how Devgn would be able to fill the large shoes of Jeetendra, who was the hero of the original film. Devgn firmly maintains that director Sajid Khan has switched things up in the remake, and that the audiences will get to see an entirely entertaining tribute to the original superhit film.
Says Ajay Devgn, scoffing at inevitable comparisons between both the versions: “We have not tried to copy anyone. I have worn white shirt and pants but not white shoes.”