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Devgn Says, He Dislikes A Coterie Around Him

New Delhi, Feb 5 :  Ajay Devgn feels that hisdislike for a coterie around him has kept him in good stead inBollywood.Devgn had three hits to his credit last year andopened 2011 successfully with Madhur
PTI February 05, 2011 16:22 IST
PTI
New Delhi, Feb 5 :  Ajay Devgn feels that his

dislike for a coterie around him has kept him in good stead in

Bollywood.

Devgn had three hits to his credit last year and

opened 2011 successfully with Madhur Bhandarkar's rom-com 'Dil

Toh Bachcha Hai Ji' but the national-award-winning actor says

he has been careful about picking up people around him.

"I have never had a coterie around me whether at the

beginning of my career or today," Devgn told PTI.

"I may have seen highs as well as lows but never ever

have I given myself in the hands of those who may take unfair

advantage of me," says Devgn.

The actor says he did not think twice before agreeing

to play a 40-year-old guy, who falls for his 20 something

junior at the workplace.

Devgn and Emraan Hashmi reunited for the buddy comedy

again in 'Dil Toh...' after 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai'

where they were pitted against each other.

"When Madhur came to me with 'Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji',

I and Kumar Mangat (producer) sat down with him and started

discussing the other co-actors. It was Madhur who came up with

the idea of roping in Emraan and I was convinced too."

Devgn, who became father to a baby boy last year, has

finally decided to go a little slow in picking up films and

has dropped out of Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' and Rajkumar

Santoshi's 'Power'.

He and actress wife Kajol already have a seven

year-old daughter, Nysa.

The actor is planning to begin shooting 'Singham'

remake followed by 'Bol Bachchan' but there has not been much

movement on his film 'Tezz (earlier titled 'Bullet Train'),

which went on floors last year.

Devgn says the delay was caused because they wanted to

have a more experienced producer on board.

"This is an expensive film and is required to be shot

in a very lavish manner. It involves a lot of action with

extensive schedule in overseas as well. In such a scenario, it

is better to have someone who comes with the right expertise

to handle such a mammoth project. There was some time that

went into this deliberation and eventually Ratan Jain took

over the film."

The actor is hopeful that 'Tezz' would begin and wrap

up soon. PTI