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Ajay all set to reunite with Omkara team for a romcom

en Bollywood News Ajay all set to reunite with Omkara team for a romcom

Ajay Devgn would be doing a romantic comedy next with director Vishal Bhardwaj and producer Kumar Mangat. While it's the Omkara connection between the trio which is making this film extra special, what is also remarkable is the fact that this would be an out and out romantic comedy, a genre that Ajay rarely explores.

"Ajay's last out and out solo romcom was Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) which was also special since it saw him serenade his then-girlfriend Kajol in a romantic outing. Now this new film with Ajay will release in 2012 which is also akin to life coming back full circle for him. Though it is yet not known whether Kajol would feature in the film, one looks forward to what Ajay has to do in this film", informs a close associate of Ajay.

He is pretty much bang on target here though. In the time period gone by, Ajay has done dozens of dramatic films but romcom is a genre that he has largely stayed away from. The only exceptions have been love stories like Dil Kya Kare, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and U Me Aur Hum which were dramatic outings. Also, Ishq had Ajay and Kajol in relatively serious roles even as Aamir and Juhi indulged in all the 'masti'.

"It was high time though for Ajay to do a romcom", continues his associate, "He has seen huge success in comedies in the recent past, especially with Golmaal franchise, All The Best and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge doing so well. His male bonding flick Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji also showed sparks of romance with much junior Shazahn Padamsee though there were other couples as well. However a romcom that went well with his age and also saw a good on-screen chemistry with his co-star was always waiting to happen."

While one waits to see who is in Vishal Bhardwaj's mind for the leading lady, one does expect it to be someone who is an actor of substance. For a director who has worked with the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Tabu in the past, anyone lesser is ruled out.

"It is too early to divulge the name of the leading lady yet", says Kumar Mangat, a long time associate of Ajay who is co-producing the film with him and Vishal, "But yes, a romcom was always on the cards for Ajay. I am glad he is doing it now. We would start the film's shoot towards the end of this year and release it in 2012."

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