MUMBAI: Priyadarshan’s ‘Tezz’ which failed miserably at the box-office, interrupted Ajay Devgn’s series of hits. But the actor shrugs it off saying, "It’s upsetting when a film fails to do as well as you expected, as there’s so much hard work that everyone puts into it, but one can’t lose sleep over it. Hit or flop, I don’t brood over my films. I work, I move on!"
For Ajay, awards and numbers – no kind of competition – matters. "[Awards] were aspirational at one point when I had just started my career, but over the years I have realised that they just don’t matter. I don’t depend on awards to know how good or bad an actor I am. I do the films I like, and the audience enjoys. The real award comes from your audience being entertained. I am not driven by numbers, never have been. So, whether it’s competition or stardom, it’s never overtaken my motive of being here, that’s to act and entertain,” said the 43 year old actor.
Currently shooting in Wai for ‘Bol Bachchan’, the film is expected to wrap up by today. Next Ajay will immediately get into a 30-day schedule for ‘Son of Sardar’.
With this work schedule find time for family, must get difficult. “I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would want to with them, but then when it comes to family, no matter how much time you get, it’s never enough. But yes, I do plan to take a few days off before I start the shoot of ‘Himmatwala’. I don’t believe in using my private life as crutches to push my professional life. I personally find it amusing to see actors complain about the invasion in their privacy when they are the ones opening windows for it in the first place,” concludes Ajay.