I was apprehensive about 'Atithi...': Ajay Devgn

I was apprehensive about 'Atithi...': Ajay Devgn

I was apprehensive about 'Atithi...': Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn

"I was a little apprehensive after reading the script. But when I saw the reaction of people to it, I was convinced. Everyone had experienced such a situation in their lives and had some story to tell. That got me hooked," Devgn said.

The actor, who has laugh riots like 'Ishq' and 'Golmaal' to his credit, admits that it took some time to adjust to the script."The film is different from other comedies, it is situational and not slapstick. Ashwni wrote the script differently, so it took us some time to adjust to it," Devgn, who was in the city to promote the movie, said.

The 40-year-old actor plays a middle class man in a nuclear family who is peeved by an unwanted guest who overstays his visit."The film is about how problematic it becomes for a working couple in a nuclear family to handle a guest who just refuses to take the hint and leave," Devgn said.

The film, produced by Wide Frame films and Warner Bros. Pictures, is releasing on March 5. It has been written and directed by Ashwni Dhir and also stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Paresh Rawal.

"The characters in the film are very real and the humour has been created between them. It has its own flavour," said Devgn. The actor began his career as an action hero in Bollywood and he doesn't mind the tag at all. But instead of restricting himself to it, Devgn has tried to act in all kinds of films be it his National award-winning performances in 'Zakhm' or 'Legends of Bhagat Singh' or comedy films like 'Golmaal' and 'All The Best'.
"I like being called an action hero. But as an actor I try to do films in every genre. I'm lucky that I am offered different kinds of roles," said Devgn.

And his fans will see him in his action avatar soon."I am doing two action films, 'Garam Hawa' with Priyadarshan and 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai'," said Devgn.After spending almost two decades in the industry and bagging two national awards, the actor's search for excitement is still on.

"I take up films with a good script, in which my role should be exciting. At the same time I also see whether I can execute the character well or not," he said.Devgn has also tried his hand at direction with 'U, Me aur Hum' and runs a production hose which has made movies like 'Raju Chacha' and 'All The Best'."We are working on two-three scripts now, and will talk about it when we are ready," he said.