#9YearsOfSingham: Ajay Devgn Reminisces The First Time He Wore 'Khakhi Ki Vardi' In Rohit Shetty's Directorial!
#9YearsOfSingham: Ajay Devgn Reminisces The First Time He Wore ‘Khakhi Ki Vardi’ In Rohit Shetty’s Directorial! (Photo Credit – Instagram / Ajay Devgn )

#9YearsOfSingham: The Ajay Devgn blockbuster Singham released nine years ago on this day.

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Recalling the film’s journey Devgn, who played the starring role of Bajirao Singham, took to Instagram to salute policemen for their work, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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“#9YearsOfSingham — A movie that saluted the spirit & bravery of ‘Khakhi ki Vardi’; today’s frontline warriors,” Ajay Devgn wrote along with a video that comprises of the stills from the movie, which also featured Kajal Aggarwal.

“Singham” was a remake of the Tamil film “Singam”, starring Suriya. The 2011 release was directed by Rohit Shetty. The film had a sequel, “Singham Returns”, in 2014.

Meanwhile,  Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi agreed to take pay cuts to work in the 2010 hit “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai” owing to the ongoing recession at that time, director Milan Luthria has said.

“Out of the blue, in April that year, a half-page story idea landed in my lap. It was sketchy but engaging, and I signed the film soon after. The recession continued and the budget of the multi-starrer was reviewed many times till it was finally greenlit,” the director recalled.

Luthria wanted Ajay and Emraan in his film, and took steps to ensure his vision became a reality.

“The recession worsened, and I had to request both Ajay and Emraan to take a small reduction in their fee in exchange for a back end profit share,” he said.

“I agreed on going ahead with this thought only on one condition — that my fee would also be deducted proportionately, otherwise it would be unethical for me to ask the actors for the same,” Luthria said.

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