Ajay steals Sanjay’s thunder

Devgn’s mischievous side comes to the fore at the promo launch of Dutt’s co-production

Years of consistent media interactions have worked wonders on the otherwise reticent actor Ajay Devgn. While his naughtiness on the sets makes for great tales to tell and hear, not much of it is seen off the sets. At the first look event of Rascals, which is Sanjay Dutt’s first co-production, we expected that the first-time producer would do a little more than just smile for the cameras. But we were wrong. Dutt had little to say. It was his Rascals co-star who added lustre to the boring event. Ajay looked very relaxed and comfortable, unlike his usual taciturn self. For starters, the Singham actor made a dashing entry in a long black kurta and denims. Later, during the media interactions, Ajay, who has been a producer, director and actor, kept the media amused with his tongue-in-cheek repartee. When a journalist quizzed David Dhawan, the director of Rascals, on how he got Kangna Ranaut to wear a bikini in the film, Dhawan was at loss for words, but not Ajay. He quickly took the mike from his director’s hands and quipped, “David told her that the film will get into censor problems if she doesn’t wear a bikini. So she had no choice but to wear it.” And that had the crowd in giggles. Then it was Sanjay Dutt’s turn – he joked about David’s eating habits, to which Ajay added, “David’s favourite food is see-food. He eats any food that he sees.” Well, it’s an old joke, but we like the actor’s presence of mind. We don’t know if it is Ajay’s consistent success at the box office or something else that has made him so entertaining even off screen. Maybe Sanjay should a lesson or two from his actor-friend now!