Ajay Devgn: “Taanaji will be bigger than Baahubali franchise”

Shyama Sudra



With just days to go to the release of ‘Baadshaho’, Ajay Devgn is rather excited about one of his future projects ‘Taanaji’, which he claims will be even bigger than the famous south film franchise ‘Baahubali’ (2010/2017).

When asked about his next projects, Asian Age reports Devgn stating, “I am producing Taanaji, Capsule Gill and a film with Sanjay Dutt and Farhan Akhtar in the near future. I can claim that the visual effects which people have seen it in Shivaay, they will witness 10 times of it in Taanaji. It is a period film and I feel that it will be the mother of all, even bigger than Baahubali franchise.”

“We are currently busy with the pre-production of the film and will go on floors in March 2018. I had even announced Battle of Saragarhi long back, but it will take another two years to make it,” he went on to add.

His next release also stars Emraan Hashmi, Illeana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta, where Milan Luthria is directing. Talking about how ‘Baadshaho’ came about the actor-film maker explained, “We were shooting ‘Kachche Dhaage’ (1999) in Rajasthan and people used to tell us stories. During the time of Emergency, there was a princess who had a lot of gold and the government asked to seize that gold. They dismantled the palace and acquired the gold, but it never reached the concerned authorities. It was a very interesting thought which fascinated us.”

He went on to say, “Around a year back, I thought of discussing it with Milan and make a film on it. This heist is the backdrop of the film around which there is a story of six badasses. Rajat Arora has written it nicely. He writes amazing dialogues. At times, we have to chalk off a few of them since he writes too many of them for a scene.”

‘Baadshaho’ is set to hit the big screens on 1st September.