Ajay Devgan turns 40, to direct a dark comic thriller

April 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Ajay Devgan, who just turned 40, is set to wield the megaphone for his second directorial venture and says it won’t star his actress wife Kajol.

“It will be a dark comic thriller. And no, there will be no Kajol in it. For those who want to see us together, there’s the animation film ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’,” Ajay, who celebrated his 40th birthday Thursday, told IANS.

Ajay admits the animation film is taking longer than expected.

“But that isn’t because of recession. Animation is a very time-taking process. It needs lots of patience,” said Ajay whose first directorial debut was “U, Me Aur Hum”. He teamed up with his wife in the movie.

Life at 40 for Ajay means more work.

“‘All the Best’, the comedy directed by Rohit Shetty that I’m producing, is currently being shot. So I was busy shooting that. For me there’s no life as satisfying as work and family.

“Is 40 really a special age to be? I don’t feel anything special. It’s like any other day. I shot the entire day. No celebrations, nothing that I don’t do normally,” he said.

Nudge him a little more and Ajay admits there was a family get together.

“My entire family, my parents, sister, brother-in-law, my wife and daughter (Nysa) were all together for a dinner. But that’s something I do every time I get the chance. Yes, there was a cake. But I didn’t cut it. My daughter did.”

Any new promises to keep at 40?

“None! I feel physically and creatively fitter at 40 than I did at 30. The only new resolution is to devote more time to my blog. It has been renovated. I had been neglecting it. But now I intend to devote time regularly to it. Otherwise everything is the same. I still refuse to work with those I don’t like.”

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