The much-awaited trailer of the ambitious period drama Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has left the fans super-stoked. The film also happens to be the 100th film of Ajay Devgn who will be seen reuniting with his wife Kajol on the big screen after a long time. When asked how he felt working with her, the actor-filmmaker said he felt like being at home on the sets.
Ajay said, "I don't know what the feeling is, because I felt that we are at home and not on a film set. We behaved with each other in front of everybody the way we behave at home. So, I won't be able to differentiate."
Swaraj se badhkar kya, asks Ajay Devgn as motion poster of 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' is unveiled
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Poster: Ajay Devgn shares Kajol's impressive look as Savitribai Malusare
Ajay was interacting with the media at the trailer launch of "Tanhaji". Present at the occasion were also his co-stars of the film Saif Ali Khan and Sharad Kelkar, besides the film's director Om Raut, and co-producers Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat, along with Ajay's close friend Rohit Shetty. Kajol couldn't be part of the trailer launch because she is away in Singapore to attend her daughter Nysa's college meet.
Kajol and Ajay have worked together in several films in the past including "Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha", "Dil Kya Kare" and "U Me Aur Hum". In the upcoming film, Ajay plays the brave Maratha military leader Tanhaji Malusare while Kajol is his wife Savitribai.
About the fim, Ajay said: "Apart from being my 100th film, it's really a special film because when you a play a historic character like Tanhaji, who has been such a great warrior, it increases your responsibility as an actor. Sharad (Kelkar) also said the same thing when he was asked about his experience playing the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the film. So, it is important to see you don't portray such characters in wrong manner."
The trailer of the 3D film gave an impression it would be high on violence. "As far as the stunts go, I injured myself several times executing them. Right now, my leg is injured," Ajay revealed.
Asked what preparations he did for the role of Tanhaji, Ajay replied: "I only followed my director. Whatever books or documents we have read for the making of this film, there isn't much detailed information available about Tanhaji's behaviour, so you have to imagine and maintain dignity of the character while portraying it."
"Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" also features Jagapathi Babu and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles. With Saif, Ajay has earlier worked in films "Kachche Dhaagea, "LOC: Kargil' and "Omkara".
Sharing his experience of working with Saif, Ajay said: "I just love him and we get along very well."
"Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" opens on January 10, 2020.
(with IANS inputs)