Bhuj The Pride of India: Ajay Devgn Turns Action Director For The War Drama
Ajay Devgn turns action director, directs action sequence for Bhuj The Pride of India
Bollywood’s Singham Ajay Devgn has directed U Me Aur Hum (2008) and Shivaay (2016) too. Devgn has once again donned the hat of a director for his upcoming release ‘Bhuj The Pride of India’. But this time as an action director. Ajay Devgn who has a leading role in Bhuj took up the role of action director at the request of the Bhuj team.
Ajay Devgn reportedly took over as south stunt coordinator Petter Hein was unavailable just days before shootings were halted.
As reported by sources to Midday, “It is true that Ajay designed the action sequence for the movie. The sequences come at a crucial juncture in the narrative. In the first set-piece, Ajay is seen attempting hand-to-hand combat as he fights the spies sent by the Pakistani army. The other segment, an outdoor shoot, has Sanjay Dutt and Sharad Kelkar take on the baddies.”
Sources added, “While Peter Hein has handled the remaining action scenes, he was not available in mid-March when these pieces were to be shot. Since producers Ginny Khanuja, Bhushan Kumar, Vajir Singh, and Kumar Mangat Pathak had booked the Powai studio and got the combination dates of the concerned actors, they requested Ajay to take charge. Anyone who has worked with the actor has noticed his expertise in mounting a high-octane fight scene, like father Veeru Devgan.”
Bhuj: The Pride Of India is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. The movie stars Ajay as Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik. Bhuj also features Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, and Ammy Virk.