Ajay Devgan: 'Action adds spice to films'

By Hindustan Times

MUMBAI, March 5 -- Action sequences have always been the most talked about in your films. What's the difference between action and stunts?

There is a thin line between a 'stunt' film and an 'action' film. You cannot draw people with a stunt film. An action film is what attracts the audience. It involves songs, drama, story and then a bit of action as well. The concept evolved during the mid-'90s and is quite popular now. I have been doing a lot of action films. I think it spices up the film a little more.

Do critics bother you?

Healthy criticism is fine and also important for growth. But the fact remains that there is no better critic than the audience. Their overall judgement is vital. For me, box-office reports matter the most. The collections reflect the performance of the film, criticism doesn't.

You have tried almost every genre - parallel cinema, political thrillers, horror, comedies, patriotism and romance. What genre do you feel the most connected with?

I cannot say I feel connected to any one category of cinema. I am in the industry because I love to act and my job is to entertain. A particular genre also cannot be held responsible to entertain. We have to keep experimenting and getting along with the audience's taste and nerve.

Sajid Khan is known for making comedies. How is he as the director of an action-drama?

Sajid's films are a blend of comedy, emotions, drama. You'll find all this in Himmatwala too. It will be liked by men and women of all ages.

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