When Ajay fought for Kangna!

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By Hindustan Times

It seems like of late, actor Ajay Devgn has been rather charmed with Kangna Ranaut and her acting skills. Ever since, the duo starred opposite each other in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Ajay has been recommending Kangna to everyone so much that he even fought with his director Rohit Shetty.

"Post Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kangna Ranaut and Devgn share a great rapport. He has been insisting on Kangna for many of his projects, including David Dhawan's Rascals and Priyadarshan's Tez too," a source told Mumbai Mirror.

It seems that while Ajay was heavily lobbying for Kangna for the role of the female lead in Shetty's film Singam, the director himself was keen on his Golmaal girl Kareena.

"Shetty wanted to cast Kareena Kapoor, with whom he has scored two back-to-back hits via Golmaal Returns and Golmaal 3," he added. However, Kareena did not have the dates available.

Finally, while two K's (Kareena and Kangna) did not get the role, the new actress to be cast in the film is quite another K, a newcomer by the name of Kajal Aggarwal.

When contacted, Rohit said, "We were always looking for a new face, so top actors like Kangna were never in the picture."