Sooryavanshi has a hint for fans awaiting Singham 3, reveals Ajay Devgn
The actor, who is awaiting the release of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, talks about his upcoming film, the third instalment of the Singham franchise, OTT platforms, and more
Fans are eagerly awaiting the third instalment of Ajay Devgn's iconic character DCP Bajirao Singham and the actor has just dropped a hint about the film's release.
When quizzed about Singham 3, Ajay said, "Yes it will happen but right now we are doing Golmaal first. Then maybe after that, we will do Singham. I'm there in Sooryavanshi, and when you see it, you will get the answer. The answer is there in that film."
Sooryavanshi, the next instalment in Rohit Shetty's cop drama universe starring Akshay Kumar in the lead is slated to hit theatres in March. So, fans will have to wait for a couple of months more to get a hint about Singham 3.
As of now, Ajay is busy promoting his upcoming movie, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior a period drama delving into the life of Tanaji Malusare, a leader in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Maratha army, about whom not much is found in history books.
The actor also revealed that he has started this series called Unsung Warriors which will feature other similar "sons of our nation who have sacrificed so much for their motherland but have been ignored in the pages of history books."
Ajay shared, "That is the whole idea that's why we have started this series called Unsung Warriors. Tanaji is limited to Maharashtra but he has fought for the whole country. There are such people in Punjab, in Bengal, in Rajasthan and other parts of the country who have made big sacrifices but they are limited to their states. There are great stories that need to be told. The idea is to bring these people out and make them known pan India because they have sacrificed for the entire country and not just for their state."
Period dramas are currently a popular trend in Bollywood. However, Ajay claims that he did not make Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior to follow any trend. "I don't know if there is a trend but you hear good stories and you want to tell them. I think people are getting educated by finding out good stories because they want to make good films. The research of this film started four years back. That time there was no trend. It just happens sometimes."
Indian cinema is currently witnessing a change from the tradition of hero-worshipping film stars to shifting the prime focus on content. In such a time, the definition of stardom is changing, feels Ajay Devgn. "However big you are as an actor, if the film is not good it has its limitations. It will open big maybe but stop at a point. So, the content has become very important. The audience does not want to waste money to see rubbish and that is very good for us because it keeps us on our toes."
Many in Bollywood feel OTT platforms are giving tough competition to mainstream cinema. However, for Ajay Devgn, the glass is half full. "It has become a competition but it is also helping us a lot. OTT platforms are increasing the shelf life of our films. Otherwise, once it was out of the theatre, you never remembered that this film was there. Now, people remember. They can keep going back and watch it again and again. Even people who have missed it in theatres, can watch it."
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior also stars Kajol, Saif Ali Khan, Sharad Kelkar, and Luke Kenny in key roles. The film directed by Om Raut hits theatres on January 10.