Actor filmmaker Ajay Devgn has been an eminent part of the Hindi film industry for over two decades. After spending such a long time in Bollywood, Ajay accepted that things have changed a lot. While he said mostly the changes are positive, he added that earlier there was more warmth within the industry.
At the fifth edition of CII Big Picture Summit 2016 on Tuesday, Ajay said the industry has changed magnificently. He added that actors have started taking their work more seriously than they did back in 90’s. He went on to say that everything has become more professional.
“We weren't allowed shoot for more than 11 films....There were no promotions, no vanity vans,” Ajay said.
But talking about the good changes, he also added a bad one.
"I think there was more warmth (in the industry). Every body liked everybody. There were no problems and no issues...I miss that warmth. That's the major change, which I see today," added the actor, who was here to promote his forthcoming film "Shivaay".
Ajay Devgn, who is lauded for his versatile acting talent, says for him every role is challenging.
"I think every role is challenging (for me). As an actor, when you wake up in the morning and go on the sets you don't plan your day like 'today I am going to enter this genre'," Ajay said here at the fifth edition of CII Big Picture Summit 2016 on Tuesday.
The 47-year-old star, who is the husband of Bollywood actress Kajol, shared that an actor has nothing to with a genre of a film and what matters is just performing in front of the camera.
"An actor has nothing to do with genre. He becomes that character when in front of the camera and performs," he added.
Ajay, who made his Bollywood debut over two decades ago with the film "Phool Aur Kaante", says he has seen a good change in the Hindi film industry.
The National Award winning star, who has worked in hits like "Ishq", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and "Drishyam", says that the industry has become very professional.
Ajay has acted in, directed and co-produced "Shivaay". The film, which is slated to release on October 28 around the auspicious occasion of Diwali, will clash at the box office with filmmaker Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".
The film also stars Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar, Vir Das and Girish Karnad.
(With IANS Inputs)