There must be very few associations in the film industry which have stood the test of time for almost 20 years. One such association is that of Ajay Devgan and director Rohit Shetty. The latter started out as an assistant director in Phool Aur Kaante (1991) with which Ajay Devgan made his acting debut. After that film, Rohit worked as assistant/associate director in other Ajay Devgan starrers like Suhaag, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Hindustan Ki Kasam and Raju Chacha. In 1995, Rohit Shetty also worked in the stunts department of another Ajay starrer, Haqeeqat. With such close proximity to Ajay, it was natural for Rohit to make his debut as a director with Ajay Devgan playing the lead role in his film. And so, Shetty’s first film, Zameen, starred Ajay in a leading role.
All of Rohit’s films thereafter have starred Ajay. Why, Rohit has also directed Ajay Devgan’s own production venture, All The Best, starring the actor-producer and others. Counting Golmaal 3, which is yet to be released, Rohit Shetty has so far made six films (the other five being Zameen, Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Sunday and All The Best). Says the filmmaker, “Ajay is like family.” We have to agree!