It is a matter of those days when special attention was given to color and form to become a hero or heroine in the film. If someone is dark or dark then his chances are gone. Nobody used to give him a chance. In old films, even heroes used to do makeup like heroine.
When Ajay Devgan thought of becoming a hero, he was no less a joke. Ajay Devgan is a simple man and he never considered it a deficiency. On the contrary, they achieved more success than those heroes who are miles ahead of them in appearance.
When the son of fight master Veeru Devgan signed flowers and thorns, people explained to the producer-director who was taking the hero. The film will flop from the first show.
Ajay’s Devgan appearance was ridiculed, but Amitabh Bachchan’s opinion was different. Big B read the actor behind the face. He called Ajay Devgan a ‘dark horse’. That is, a person whose victory is not believed and comes to number one.
Amitabh’s Bachchan prediction proved to be correct and Ajay met the test of Big B. Ajay Devgan dominated Bollywood since the first film.
Ajay Devgan’s first film Phool Aur Kaante was released opposite Yash Chopra’s Lamhe. The moments had stars like Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. The film was heavily publicized.
People were advised by the producers of Phool and Kaante not to screen their film in front of ‘Lamhe’, but they did not agree. Ajay’s Devgan film not only competed with ‘Lamheen’ but was also successful. After that Ajay Devgan did not look back again.