Ajay Devgan on Shahrukh Khan and Yashraj Films

Ajay DevganAjay Devgan, who filed a complaint on October 18th with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) accusing the producers of Jab Tak Hai Jaan of blocking the release of his film ‘Son Of Sardaar’ in theatres, says his fight is not against actor Shahrukh Khan.

“The fight is not between Shahrukh and Ajay Devgan and there is no fight between both of us. This is unnecessarily created by the people. Both of us are actors. This is Ajay Devgan as a producer, fighting for his right with some other producer and if people are playing with it then it’s wrong,” said Ajay, talking to the media for the first time after filing the case.

Ajay said that the complaint was filed before Yash Chopra’s death.

“We filed the case on October 18th when we hadn’t even thought that Yashji will be hospitalised. Main problem was that the timing went wrong. We filed the case long back and as per the law you can’t withdraw the case filed with the Competition Commission. My fight is not with them; it is just against right and wrong. Again I am talking about it, but I am not supposed to talk about it.”

He also said that, since he has already invested a lot of money to release his film during Diwali, there is no way he could postpone his film.

“If I release the film on the same day, then people will call me a villain and if I don’t release it, it’s a major loss for us. Sadly, post Yashji’s death many people pressurised me through media and said Ajay Devgan should delay his film. Till now Rs 80 to Rs 90 crore have been put in the film. Corporates are involved and they are answerable to share-holders. So with all due respect, I thought of releasing it on the same day.” he saidded.

Once the release date is decided, it is not easy for anyone to change it. Ajay says that when he asked others to delay the release of their films, they said it’s not feasible.

“When I said ask Aamir Khan to release his film (Talaash) after two weeks and ask Akshay Kumar to release his film (Khiladi 786) on Christmas or ask Salman Khan to go for January release (Dabangg 2). People said that’s not possible. So, why only Ajay will have to sacrifice? I don’t feel any pressure when I gave this option – sab chup ho gaye na.”



  • Don’t worry Ajay sir we all with you & sorry to say but we dont have any sympathy & respect toward Yash Chopra after knowing his shameless screening games.

    If 3 idiots collect 200 crs with 1300 screens & Dabangg 140 crs with 1600 so why not SOS.

    We will watch SOS first day first show.

  • according to me equal chance must be given to everyone …. srk & adi are showing their true colour …. its funny that jthj needs help of ett to become a hit …. this shows srks s real star power ….. Really i have to say Srk rocks …

  • In terms of single screen, mostly people would prefer SOS, but if that is blocked and that too dangling the ETT carrot, it is wrong.

  • SonOfSardaar is a entertainer film so it will do good bussiness esaily 100cr doesnt matter how much screen it releases
    1500 screen enough for ruin JTHJ bussiness

  • Posting your opinion here, people, matters zilch. We all are being informed through the media, no-one actually knows what’s the inside story, so criticism towards any party will just be foolish …

    JTHJ — First day, First show

  • Great news
    in jab tak hai jaan srk done mind blowing acting, some one saying he done some magical acting… Whole will keep u alive 3 hour with great story, great music and great srk

  • ajay in desperation had simply lost his mind,he shouldn’t have filed the case on the first place..coz this case does not have any merits..if he was so afraid y wouldn’t he file the petition just after ett released and y didn’t he booked the screens before yrf did ,moreover yrf announced release date 1 year before ajay had announced his,so y on earth he want to clash with yrf,and all the exhibitors and distributors clearly stated that they weren’t forced to sign jthj at-all,it was their choice…its first come first serve…its like u lost a toss in a match and then u r crying that y the opposition chose to bat first….he surely made a fool out of himself..SORRY AJAY BUT UR ARGUMENT WAS ILLOGICAL AND ABSURD

  • It is so funny to see some desperate ajay devgan fans still trying to defend that clown who used media to have cheap publicity for his B grade movie sos, wake up the verdict is fair and square, your ajay devgan is nothing but a dishonest cry baby

  • It is so funny to see some desperate ajay devgan fans still trying to defend that clown who used media to have cheap publicity for his B grade movie sos, wake up the verdict is fair and square, distributors got the movie on first come first serve basis, your ajay devgan is nothing but a dishonest cry baby

  • I dont know what Ajay is trying to accomplished. What YRF did is a business strategy. The distributors accepts their business proposition. So they have to abide by it. Now Ajay is pleading so that the distributors to break their agreement or should I say promise to YRF because didn’t make the agreement first? It’s all about FSFC basis and of course good will rapport that YRF has. As a producer if Ajay cant even plan a business strategy and can’t accept the reality of business, then he has no business producing films unless he does not business profit. Barfi gained 100cr++ in spite of little amount of screen. Why is Ajay so upset or should I say worried about? IMHO. Hope this issue resolve soon without hurting all sides of the parties involved. – IMHO.

  • whatever the case may be…one thing is for sure that SOS will win the race…though em v8g for JTHJ…and ll watch JTHJ…but 3 hrz…in todays tym is too long….movie has too be damn gr8 like some previous yash chopra films as Darr,Silsaly,Chandni,Lamhe, Kabhi Kabhi etc…..
    but by promos it’s not looking that much gr8…but still ll prefer JTHJ…
    if it dips or just works in parts then it ll not be able to make more….
    ll be hit just lyk Ra1………….
    was eagerly awaited…but later on slammed by everyone…
    so content ll decide….
    but for SOS it’s masala flick…which in todays tym works with 2:15 hrz……
    short length,masla flavour…..so that’s its plus point..
    yes, scrreing matters but content has too be gr8 for 3 hr film not just good…
    hope so JTHJ works…

  • SRK is king and does not need any support, he is self made star.

    He is not depend on any directors including Yash Chopra and Karan Arjun.

    Now, if SRK is such a huge star why the hell Yash Raj used Salman’s ETT to book single screens ?

    This clearly shows that Yashraj does not have confidence in their own product (JTHJ movie) and in SRK.

    They know SRK popularity is declining (atleast in India) hence they came up with single agreement for 2 movies.

    I strongly believe even if yashraj had not pre-booked the screen JTHJ would have occupied 60% screen compare to SOS which
    would have occupied 40%.

    Disgusting and shame on YRF — SRK team.

  • Rab ne bana di jodi…gang bang by Ghajini
    My name is Khan…fu cked by Shiv sena
    Ra one …Thrashed by Indian audience
    Don2 …average response
    …every time srk fans barking …..barking..
    But they cant change the reality…thts why whole world laugh at SRK in real life..cos he popular only on the internet..his fans follow him on the internet..like ‘Chooha’..so it doesn’t matter..his fans always claimed that his popularity is worldwide ..pitty
    To all srk fans you can bark on in dicine site..but in real life nobody cn ask Roadside dog’s….

  • Shame on YRF for such monopolistic acts. Their product is so crap that they are shit scared of healthy competition. By depriving us consumers of choice they are only harming their image. We consumers should give a jadba tod jawab by shunning the 6 theatres screening the mediocre jthj and flocking to that single theatre exhibiting son of sardar. Waise bhi Diwali pe festive mood hot hai , whereas jthj is a rotlu tear jerker.

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