Only I could tell Shivaay story well, feels Ajay Devgn

Actor speaks about what drove him to direct Shivaay


Actor Ajay Devgn says that he chose to direct his upcoming film Shivaay as he felt that only he would be able to tell the story that he wanted to with the film.

Asked if he could not trust other directors with the film, Devgn said, "It was not that way. I had my own thought process. The story that I wanted to tell, I felt that only I could tell it. That is why I made the film." He was speaking at the film's trailer launch.

"It is a family film. The action is a backdrop, but basically it is an emotional drama where a man is pushed to destroy everything possible because somebody is trying to destroy him. We had actually read an article about a real-life incident, and we were moved by it. The film has been made on that thought process. We didn't follow it, but it was an inspiration," he added.

The trailer of the film sees Devgn jumping from snow-clad mountains, hanging from the top and bottom of the car, indulging in intense fight scenes with numerous car stunts and even bomb blasts. At the same time, his romantic and emotional side is also on display in numerous scenes.

Devgn said, "The character's name is Shivaay and Shivaay is a god who has all the elements of a normal human being. If you read about other gods, all of them are perfect. Shivaay is innocent, he consumes bhaang and does what every person does — makes mistakes, gets fooled and will destroy everything if he gets angry."

"If all these things are present in today's human being and if it is used well, how would that be... It is a wholesome entertainer but also has the thought of the characteristics of Shivaay. We search for strength outside, but it is inside us. If we try to find it 'Har har mahedev', every person is Mahadev," he added.

Shivaay, also starring Sayyeshaa, Erika Kaar, Vir Das, and Girish Karnad, releases on Diwali this year.