Recently, BizAsiaLive.com reportedly that ‘Total Dhamaal’ would be the third instalment in the ‘Dhamaal’ franchise. It’s now thought that Ajay Devgn’s role will be extended in the film, which wasn’t an intention earlier.
A source informed Bollywood Hungama, “It’s true that Ajay’s role has been extended by 10-15 days in Total Dhamaal so now instead of 30, he will shoot for 40-45 days more. He is the main lead in the film – something like the Golmaal series. And his remuneration has increased too. Agar kaam badh gaya toh paise bhi badh gaya hoga… Ajay has shown his brilliance in comedy recently in Golmaal Again which is a blockbuster. Initially his role in Total Dhamaal was one of a highly specialized appearance but now his role will be there throughout the film. It’s the kind of role that Sanjay Dutt had played in the earlier in Dhamaal and Double Dhamaal. Ajay’s role is a quirky one and his character is pivotal to the film. It’s something similar to what he had done in Masti as he takes the cases of Arshad, Ashish and Riteish in a very tongue-in-cheek manner. Ajay liked the way his role has shaped up, it was specially written for him keeping Ajay in mind. He immediately agreed when Indra Kumar approached him to extend the number of days of shooting required. The film will be shot in Uttar Pradesh from December 15 this year”.
Director Indra Kumar also said, “It is Ajay Devgn’s film and his role is simply outstanding! He is there right from the beginning to the end and it’s a full-fledged role like Sanjay Dutt had earlier in the last two Dhamaals. We are doing a recce in UP and Lucknow and will start shooting for the film with Ajay from December this year”.
Devgn’s ‘Golmaal Again’ has been one of this year’s most successful filsms so far.