Ajay Devgn returns as lover boy with a rom-com; first look unveiled

Ajay Devgan will be back as a lover boy on the silver screen with a hard-core romantic comedy, to be produced by Luv Ranjan of ‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’ fame, long with Bhushan Kumar of T-Series.

The actor has been lately doing serious and action roles in films like ‘Shivaay’, ‘Drishyam’, ‘Singham Returns’, and bit of comedy in ‘Son of Sardaar’ and ‘Bol Bachchan’. He had earlier played romantic roles in films like ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha’, ‘Dil Kya Kare’ etc.

The yet-untitled film is said to be a quirky take on urban relationships. Renowned trade analyst shared the news on his Twitter timeline posting, “Ajay Devgn to star in an urban rom-com, produced by Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg and directed by noted editor Akiv Ali.”

Taran also released the first look of the film on Thursday, Feb 9. The picture has Ajay’s character giving a naughty smile to the camera while holding a coffee mug in his hand. Behind him, the back of a lady wearing only a shirt showing off her long legs can be seen.

“The way I see it, it’s the side of Ajay that comes most naturally to him. His uber cool personality in real life has seldom been explored. There is a subtlety in his humour that blends perfectly with my writing,” Luv Ranjan was quoted as saying for casting Ajay.

The film will be Akiv Ali directorial debut. The critically acclaimed and award-winning editor has to his credit films like ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Barfi!’, ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’, ‘Agneepath’ and the upcoming ‘Jagga Jasoos’.

Meanwhile, Ajay is busy filming ‘Baadshaho’, which also stars Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta among others. He will also shoot for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmal Again’.