‘People are more worried now because there’s a lot at stake’


How do you think Bollywood is addressing the issue? I used to be with him on sets when I was in school, and in fact, when I was 14-15 years old, I used to help him with edits. Do you see a difference in the way they function and the way when you had started out? He said you will suffer. And you have to start following their point of view. It is happening everywhere. Then he started leaving things on me to edit and I did a lot of sequences here and there for him. In fact, I didn’t want to be labelled at all, which has changed now. You have been around for more than 20 years and obviously, there are new actors arriving on the scene. In the rest of the places, nobody will bother to hear it. So the first reaction is how do I protect myself and that is how it has become now. I said that I am a newcomer and I have no say in such things. I said whatever has to happen will happen. 2018-05-01T00:00:17+05:30″>
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“The new actors are very well-planned, well-prepared and much more dedicated than all of us. To understand children and actually to follow them. For us, it was fun because we have been brought up like that. But it was so sporting. I am happy that if they are doing this, people will hear and maybe other industries can also start speaking like this. Not among all of us who are here since then. But my father wanted me to be in front of the camera and be an actor. I wanted to be more behind the camera. I didn’t want to be labelled as an intense actor. That makes you feel complete. They are very well-planned, well-prepared and much more dedicated than all of us. I have seen how they prepare for their work. Anilji (Kapoor) had told me not to release the film on that day. The interview was part of the Expresso series. And then the vice-versa happened. What influence did he have on you? People say that I can do comedy, intense roles and action too. So we had to adapt but they have come really prepared. I do not blame anybody. That was the kind of atmosphere and support, which was there at that time. Here, there is exposure. When they are working, it is just work for them,” says Actor Ajay Devgn. What was the reaction when your film succeeded at that time? But the whole generation has changed. To watch the interview, log on to www.indianexpress.com For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App He used to take a shot at that time, when there used to be no CGI, and come to me and ask me how I would take it. Related News
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