It seems when the DVD of Tezz would be out, the 'deleted scenes/songs' segment would have a lot more in offering than the actual film itself. Just when the imbroglio around Mallika Sherawat's presence in the film had died down, there is a twist in the tale. Apparently, the film had not one, not two but as many as three different climax sequences at its disposal and it took the makers quite some time to finally pencil down on the one that is making to the theaters this Friday.
Informs our well placed source on condition of anonymity, "Yes, the truth is that there are three different climaxes that were shot for the film. This time around the trouble was not centered on makers and cast having different point of views. Instead, each of these climaxes worked perfectly well for a high octane thriller like ours. Priyadarshan, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor and Ratan Jain - all of them were convinced that the film should go ahead with each of the three climax sequences. They decided to wait till the film's release in order to decide which one would be retained for the final cut."
One such climax sequence features the central protagonist Aakash Rana (played by Ajay Devgn) dying in the end. This would have been second time in recent times (after Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai) that the character played by Ajay would have died in a film. However it's only those closely associated with Tezz who are aware about whether Ajay lives to tell the tale or not.
"Priyadarshan and his technical team didn't just shoot the three climax sequences and left it there but also went ahead with mixing, dubbing, colour correction etc. The final cut for all three versions was readied so that there wasn't any last minute rush to technically process the film once it was time for release", the source continues.
Ultimately the final call was taken after the film was tested in various screenings and focus groups.
The source continues, "It was a tough decision because in each group, people liked all three climax sequences for different reasons. However, a call had to be taken and now the one which is eventually making it to theaters is believed to be the best and the most apt ending."
While the other two alternate endings may make it to the DVD, one hopes that the theatrical version concludes with a 'happy ending'.