As Bollywood is now slowly preparing to resume shooting, Actor Ajay Devgn is eager to report to the sets of his upcoming film, Bhuj: Pride Of India. The reason behind this eagerness is his dual role as an actor and an action director in the war drama.
Helmed by Abhishek Dhudhaiya, the previous schedule of the movie was in progress a few days before the nationwide lockdown was announced. According to reports, Ajay found himself choreographing two elaborate action scenes that featured Sanjay Dutt and him, as the South stunt coordinator Peter Hein was unavailable.
The narrative of the movie is set during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, where Ajay will be seen playing the role of Indian Air Force (IAF) squadron leader Vijay Karnik. He was the one who rebuilds the IAF airbase in Bhuj with the help of 300 local women.
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. 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 ex pertise in mounting a high-octane fight scene, like father Veeru Devgan
The spokesperson of the movie confirmed the news. He said, “It is true that Ajay designed the action sequence for the movie.”