He may be seen flexing his muscles and performing breathtaking stunts in Commando 2 but actor Vidyut Jammwal considers Ajay Devgn as a full blown desi action hero who is grounded and true to himself. Vidyut is working with Devgn in his forthcoming film Baadshaho.
The thriller set in the 1970s is being directed by Milan Luthria of Once Upon a Time in Mumbai fame. The 36-year-old actor says he has always been a fan of the Shivaay star so working with him became more special. Ajay Devgn speaks the best Hindi. He speaks it with fluidity, ease. I was working with him and I really feel blessed. I have seen Gangajal 30 times.
What a performer he is. He is raw and like our desi action hero,” Vidyut said. The Commando actor says he was completely bowled over by Devgn’s simplicity, despite being a huge star. “The thing I really like about him is that he is honest, he has no baggage and no strings attached.
He is very real and you can see it. So that makes working with him absolutely wonderful.” While Baadshaho will release later this year, the actor says his long in-the-making Tigmanshu Dhulia directed Yaara may hit the screens in May. The film is a period drama that travels from the time period of 1975 to the current day. Yaara also features Amit Sadh and Shruti Haasan.
Vidyut says he had to gain and lose a lot of weight as his character goes through a transition from a young adult to an aged man. “It is a movie of this guy, from the age of five to 50. We took a while to shoot it. I play a character from 21 to 50 and had gained so much weight. Than I lost a lot of weight to fit into the character again. It was tough