Ajay Devgn made unconventional choices with ‘Zakhm’ and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ in the ’90s and looking back, the actor feels proud of his early films as he believes what he did in the beginning of his career has become a trend now.
The 48-year-old actor, who started as an action-romantic hero with 1991 film ‘Phool Aur Kaante’, said he always tried to strike a balance and never considered off-beat roles a risk.
“I started playing characters in ’90s and people have started doing it now. It makes me really happy. I came from a cinema family and I always wanted to make good films. When I was choosing films like ‘Zakhm’, it did not scare me. I never had in mind that these films would not work,” Devgn told. The two-time National Award-winning actor – he won for ‘Zakhm’ and ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ believes it has become easier for a mainstream star to experiment now.
“The fact that the audience has evolved gives us a lot of leverage. Earlier there were times when we had a subject, but couldn’t make because the audience didn’t like it. Now due to the exposure, people have started liking different subjects. Audience knows what is happening across the globe and it widens our horizon as well.”