Talking about the film during the trailer launch event today, Devgn spilled the beans about choosing the script almost over 2 years ago. He said, “I had read the script almost 2 years ago from Sandeep Kewlani and Aamil Keeyan Khan. That time I felt like it needed some changes which I had suggested to them. Although we were supposed to meet for the project later then it had completely slipped out of our minds. Then during the lockdown, it hit me to check on the script and that’s how it happened. It’s based on one true incident, of course a few things have been dramatised.”
“When I want to make a film I make sure that it’s not taking the easy road. It has been a challenge to work on creating the visuals of the film,” he added.
When asked about reuniting with Amitabh Bachchan, he said, “I have known Amit ji ever since I was a kid on the sets. He has always been loving towards me. We have worked on 7-8 films. While this may sound cliché but I have never seen anyone as talented, professional actors, like him who is working at his age with the same amount of dedication and energy. I always get to learn and get inspired by him to work better. He is a legend.”
‘Runway 34’ stars Ajay taking the lead role as well donning the director’s hat. Highlighting challenges faced by him during the making of the film, he shared, “The difficult part is the storytelling of the film based on the subject you are trying to bring to the table. While technicality is all about supporting the film narration, it all comes down to film writing where one must pay attention to small details. Once you hit the shooting floors, you have to make sure to cover a lot of things within a limited time, that is a challenge.”
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan who couldn’t join the film team today to launch the trailer owing to COVID-19 precautions also sent a special video message to the fans. The video began with Big B apologizing for his absence as he went on to praise the artists associated with the film.
“There’s one more person who deserves all the credit and it’s none other than Ajay Devgn. I have known him and his father for a long time. I have to say that I haven’t seen him putting so much hard work in a film like this before,” the megastar added and further lauded Devgn for his skills as an actor and a filmmaker.
“He (Ajay) has not only ensured his work but also helped others. I hope you like the film as well as the trailer,” Amitabh Bachchan signed out.
‘Runway 34’ was previously titled ‘Mayday’. It will hit the bigscreen on 29 April this year and will clash with Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria starrer ‘Heropanti 2’ at the Box Office.