Actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn’s Runway 34 marks his third directorial enterprise after U Me Aur Hum (2008) and Shivaay (2016). Though he has been having frequent movie releases that stars him, his directorial outings have been far and few, and he attributes the lengthy gaps to being extraordinarily selective about them.

He explains, “I at all times try to direct films that aren’t easy to make, technically, be it Shivaay or Runway 34. I like films that problem me throughout its making. If there’s a narrative which evokes me a lot that I really feel like telling it myself, solely then I direct it, in any other case there’s no level.”

Going forward, he desires to direct smaller films too. “I don’t assume I’m a model,” Devgn says, including, “There’s no sport plan to direct completely different genres as a result of there’s no fascination for any explicit one. I would really like to try various things. I would to direct a really small movie too, sometime. I assume ‘Ajay Devgn’ doesn’t solely imply large films.”

Apart from directing Runway 34, the movie additionally sees him enjoying one of many leads. Quiz him if the director and the actor in him got here in battle whereas filming, and the 53-year-old says, “It occurred very not often. As an actor, I grasp a personality relying on what I’m considering as a director. So, it organically works in favour for the actor in me additionally.”


What makes the thriller much more particular for the RRR actor is the very fact that he has directed the enduring actor Amitabh Bachchan in it. But the latter’s stature and stardom by no means got here in the best way of directing him or giving him inputs, reveals Devgn.

“I’ve identified him ever since I was a toddler. We’ve labored on many films, and we share an important rapport. I’ve an equation with him the place I can inform him something that I need to, and he doesn’t thoughts it. We’re very comfy with one another. He evokes you to direct him,” he shares.

Talking about his expertise of working with Bachchan, Devgn, who has shared display screen area with him in films like Major Saab (1998), Khakee (2004) and Satyagraha (2013), says, “He’s wonderful. The sort of onerous work he nonetheless places in is unimaginable. He simply loves his job. When he’s on a set, he forgets every part else. When he’s doing a shot, it modifications the entire ambiance on the set. We’re all very blessed to be working with him.”

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