Ajay Devgan gets ready to direct an actioner

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By Subhash K. Jha, Bollywood Hungama News Network

After the encouraging response to his directorial debut in U Me Aur Hum, Ajay Devgan is thinking of directing an actioner next. Life comes a full circle for Ajay since he started his career with an actioner Phool Aur Kaante 15 years ago.

This Diwali get ready for the war of the wows. While Subhash Ghai is readying Yuvraaj his most ambitious and unique project yet which goes into the never-before territory of western classical music, Yashraj Films steps into the animation kingdom in style with Roadside Romeo. "Yashraj Films has gone to the dogs," jokes a young filmmaker about the illustrious doggie's love story with Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor doing the canine chords.

While two of the top-most banners in the country are going for an entirely new approach to filmmaking, Ajay Devgan who has lately turned director is getting ready with an all-out formula fare for Diwali.

And the competition doesn't bother him. It never has. "I've always worked at my own pace. That's going to change now. After U Me Aur Hum, I can't afford to be lazy. At the same time, I've never bothered with what others do. Why should that change?"

Ajay isn't willing to give up his comic connections. "Golmaal Returns is much funnier than the first film. And far glossier," says Ajay, who's currently in Goa shooting the last schedule of his funny film. "After this we've just one song left and then we're done," says Ajay, who gets together with Kareena Kapoor for the second time after Omkara , and what a difference! "You can say that again! But then you can't be doing only serious cinema all the time. Audiences like watching light films. So I'll continue being part of them."

As a director, however, Ajay has slightly different plans. "I've two subjects ready, and I may decide to do either one, depending on what I feel right. After a very serious subject, I may decide to do a lighter film. In fact I'm seriously thinking of doing an actioner. If I do, it'd be very different from the stunts that we see in other films. But there will definitely be an undercurrent of seriousness; a social message will run through the film for sure."

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