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Ajay Devgn to team up with Ashwni Dhir for another comedy

The yet-to-be-titled film will roll from November-December and might release on Diwali next year

 Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashwni Dhir will be reuniting with actor Ajay Devgn for a comedy on the lines of their 2012 hit Son of Sardaar.

“We (Ajay and I) are doing a film together. It will be a comedy. like Son of Sardaar. Maybe it will be a Son of Sardaar 2. All I can confirm is that, it will be about a sardar. It will be a fun family film,” Dhir said.

The yet-to-be-titled film will roll from November-December and might release on Diwali next year.

“As we start in November-December it will take six- seven months to complete, so maybe a Diwali release. But I am not sure about it. The release date part I leave it for Ajay to decide. He himself is a producer so he will take a call,” he added.

The filmmaker is also working on a show for Star Plus titled Har Shaakh Pe Ullu Baitha Hai. The 49-year-old writer-director said the concept of the show was his, but the title came from the channel officials.

The TV soap, which features comedian Rajeev Nigam in the lead role, is a stark reflection of how the common man is unaware of the schemes and policies of the government.

Dhir, who garnered immense appreciation as the writer of popular satirical TV show Office Office, said, Satire comes when you can’t express your anger or pain.

In the past, he has also produced popular television shows like Chidiya Ghar and Lapataganj.

Ashwini Dhir has directed films like One Two Three (2008), Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010), Son Of Sardaar (2012) and Guest Iin London (2017).

Ajay Devgn’s debut as a lead actor came in Phool Aur Kaante (1991), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Devgn received critical acclaim for his roles in Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha and the political drama Zakhm (both 1998), winning National Film Award for Best Actor for the latter.

In 1999, he starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, earning a Filmfare Best Actor nomination. In 2000, Devgn established his production house Ajay Devgn FFilms, produced and appeared as the protagonist in the commercially unsuccessful Raju Chacha. He received a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as a dacoit in the drama Lajja (2001).

Devgn portrayed a character based on Othello in the critically acclaimed film Omkara (2006), a remake of William Shakespeare’s play Othello and also played Gopal in Rohit Shetty’s multi-starrer comedy Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), a role he later reprised in its sequels Golmaal Returns (2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010).

In 2009, he produced his third film, All the Best: Fun Begins. In the crime drama Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Devgn played a character inspired from gangster Haji Mastan. Devgn achieved further success with roles in the action comedies Bol Bachchan and Son of Sardaar, the latter of which he also produced.

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