Mumbai, Feb. 10 -- Until a few days ago, Ajay Devgn was making news as he was expected to not have a single release in 2015. Reports had revealed that his debut directorial venture was going to take up all his time.
However, now that the film has been put on hold, the actor is set to have a tryst with the silver screen this year. He will start work on the Hindi remake of the Malayalam film Drishyam (2013) by the month-end.
"Ajay's directorial venture was a big-budget spectacle, and he was going to give it all his time. But now, since Shivaay isn't happening at the moment, it only makes sense to get back to the projects that he had committed to," says an industry insider.
Nishikant Kamat, who will direct this remake that also stars Tabu, says, "The film will release this year, but I can't give an exact date for when the shooting will start; we hope to begin by the end of this month. Keeping the Hindi film audience in mind, I have tweaked the script a little, but mostly, it's the same." Ajay is also slated to start shooting for director Milan Luthria's next towards the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the trade suggests that Ajay's directorial debut, which was set to star Saira Banu's grand-niece Sayesha, might be shelved, but there hasn't been any official word yet.
Interestingly, as Ajay readies for a 2015 release, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan might now be the only two big stars who don't have a date with the box office this year.