Ajay Devgn is gearing up for the release of his film, De De Pyar De, which releases this weekend on May 17. Directed by Akiv Ali and produced by Luv Rajan of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame, the flick will see Ajay Devgn play the role of a 50-year-old a divorced 50-year-old man who falls in love with a 26-year-old woman, played by Rakul Preet Singh, who also happens to be the same age as his children. Tensions further arise when his ex-wife appears, played by Tabu. The trailer for the film promises a ton of comedy and laughs.
Ajay might speak minimal in public, but the guy surely has a good sense of humour. Proving this yet again, Ajay Devgn was recently interviewed by in.com, wherein he was asked whether he had encountered the same situation (as in the film) in real life. The actor responded by saying that he has never been in any relationship outside his marriage as it’s shown in the film. He further added that if Kajol every caught him staring at a woman, she would pass a sarcastic comment.
Ajay and Tabu have long been certified Bollywood stars and this is nowhere near their first movie together, however, this will be Rakul’s first big Hindi film as the majority of her work thus far has been in Tollywood movies.
While movies in the UAE release on Thursday in India, usually the Friday calendar is followed. Though Luv Ranjan, deeply immersed in supporting his dear friend Akiv Ali to his directorial debut’s release, completely denies it, the film trade says the poor response to Karan Johar’s Student of The Year 2 is the reason why De De Pyaar De has decided to release a day earlier.
One of the film’s major distributors told this writer, “Student of the Year 2 is expected to fall steeply from Monday. I think the decision to prepone De De Pyaar De has been taken in the light of SOTY 2’s underwhelming performance at the box office.”
However the film’s co-producer and co-writer Luv Ranjan denies that De De Pyaar De’s pre-ponement is in any way connected with the underperformance of SOTY 2. “We’ve decided to have paid previews on Thursday night at multiplexes across India and then we go for a formal release on Friday. Paid previews used to be quite a trend in the past. We just want audiences to have access to our film on the evening before the formal release,” says Luv.
The film will now release on the 16th of May instead of the 17th.