Did Ajay Devgn rip off Hollywood flics for his “Shivaay”?

Ajay Devgn...I am bored of making  mediocre films.

Ajay Devgn…I am bored of making mediocre films.

There are media reports that Ajay Devgn’s trailer for “Shivaay” has blatantly ripped off at least six Hollywood movies.  According to the trailer which shows glimpses of a Hollywood action drama, it is alleged to have copied from GI Joe: Retaliation, Mission Impossible, Skyfall, Kung Fu Panda and Children of Men.

The 47-year-old “Drishyam” star launched the trailer in Indore recently.

He stressed that the film will not hurt any religious sentiments as the character in his movie is not Shiva but a common man who is a devotee of the God. “There is no religion (angle in the film). I am not portraying Shiva. If you see my lines also, ‘jiske bheetar basa Shivaay’, (means) who has Shiva in his heart. In the film also, he is not sitting and meditating and praying. He has got tattoos of Shiva all over his body and he is called Shivaay in the film,” he said at the launch of the trailer.

“The thought is, man who believes in the supernatural power. Shiva, I feel, is the only God which also connects to today’s youth. Every other God is flawless, Shiva is the only god with all the flaws,: he said. “He smokes, drink ‘bhang’, when he gets wild he will kill randomly, then he will realise that he has made a mistake and people can fool him also. He is good by heart.. When he gets violent he is terrible. This is what humans are. Shiva, I feel is the only God which has all the elements,” the actor said.

This ambitious project took two years to complete and Ajay said the film needed special attention as he didn’t want to make “mediocre stuff”.

“I am bored of making films which are mediocre. We have to raise the bar. Somebody has to make an effort. For that you have to make lots of sacrifices. I have not worked for the past two years in any other film,” the actor said.

The actor cut his fee too for the movie as he believed the grand scale of “Shivaay” needed sacrifices from him.

When asked how the idea to make “Shivaay” struck him, Ajay said it was writer Sandeep Srivastava who came up with a thought which was inspired from a true incident. – CINEWS

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