Mumbai: From playing the most intense character, that Shakespeare ever wrote, in Omkara to playing a comic caricature in Golmaal, Ajay Devgan seems skilled in balancing the act.
Here are excerpts from an interview with the man who's films are releasing one after the other.
CNN-IBN: Ajay Devgan is clearly the man of the moment with two films releasing one after the other.
Ajay two films, Golmaal and Omkara and they couldn't have been more different form each other.
Ajay Devgan: I am not very happy that they are releasing together. But I don’t think that is a problem, because they contrast with each other, like you said. One is an out and out comedy and the other is a drama. Golmaal is releasing first, on July 14, which I said is a very funny film and then on July 20 Omkara comes.
CNN-IBN: How easy or difficult was it for you to work with Vishal Bharadwaj in a film that is completely based in a violent, dramatic setting, the political landscape of UP?
Ajay Devgan: The violence is the background of the film, but the film does not have a lot of violence. Where Vishal is concerned, I think he has made a brilliant film. It's basically a romantic tragedy. It was great doing Omkara.
CNN-IBN: In Golmaal, one thing that is really interesting, apart from the fact that it is a comedy, is that you have repeated a stunt that did in your first film Phool Aur Kante. Was it any difficult this time? Because you are obviously a little older than that --- than when you did Phool Aur Kante.
Ajay Devgan: I thought it would be difficult, but I could manage and it wasn’t a problem. Though we didn’t go all out. In Phool Aur Kante I had a complete split, here I am standing on two bikes.
CNN-IBN: Thank you so much for talking to us.