Ajay Devgn calls box-office number 'bullshit & always created', feels OTT regulation 'is an area of concern'


Ajay Devgn is gearing up for the release of his upcoming patriotic film Bhuj: The Pride Of India. Set in 1971, the film is based on how the Pakistani army destroys the IAF airbase, indicating the beginning of a war. While promoting the film, Ajay talked to the media about the film and its OTT release instead of a theatrical one. 

During the interaction, he was asked to share his views on box office and whether he believes in the number-chasing. Ajay’s instant reaction was, "What bullshit! It’s created. It was always created.”

When asked if box office numbers have ever affected him, Ajay said, “Do you think it has mattered to me? I’ve never bothered, I’ve never given interviews (about it), I’ve never spoken about it. I’m not scared about it."

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Ajay also talked about the regulation of OTT platforms and said he hopes the regulations are not a step in the wrong direction. The actor said, "It is an area of concern to a point. To a point it needs to be regulated but we should not start going backwards. Regulations should be right. The fear isn't that it's getting regulated. The fear is what the regulations are."

Bhuj: The Pride Of India is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and it also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar, Nora Fatehi, Ammy Virk and Pranitha Subhash. Bhuj: The Pride Of India will release on Disney +Hotstar on August 13 (today).