“Ajay has been balancing genres quite well but action would now be a definite ingredient in each of his films”, says a close associate of the actor, “Every top actor is doing ‘masala’ films today and the trend is going to continue for next couple of years as well. He was one of the first to pre-empt this and hence even his comedies like Golmaal series were abound with action. Also his dramatic films like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Raajneeti and Aakrosh had quite some action. Now the trend would continue with Tezz (which would be his next release) followed by Bol Bachchan and Son Of Sardar.”
Incidentally, Tezz would be almost after a decade that Ajay is being seen in an out and out action flick set as a slick urban thriller. Though Singham constituted quite a few action scenes, the film was set in the interiors of Maharashtra. However, Tezz took him to U.K. and foreign action directors and other technicians were called to lend the film a classy urban touch.
“Last such movie where Ajay was seen in such milieu was Qayamat (2003) which was almost a decade ago”, informs an insider, “His films like Omkara and Singham had a rural setting and Cash, despite its foreign setting, is one action film that he is willing to ignore from his repertoire. However, he is now putting his money on Tezz where he is the central protagonist. He was bowled over by the slick treatment promised for the film and with Priyadarshan on board (with whom he has done Aakrosh), he knew it would be something special.”
While he has performed quite a few stunts himself in the film, Ajay is particularly excited about the fact that the action in Tezz has been lent a Bourne touch to it. Since he is a huge fan of the genre, he hopped on to the film. “No doubt one can expect that after some rusty and rooted action in Singham, Ajay would taste success with international flavour of Tezz as well”, opines a trade expert.
As for the films that take him back into the heartland of the country, he anyways has Bol Bachchan and Son Of Sardar to look forward to, both of which would again have action, albeit in a far more ‘desi’ avtar.