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Some people age like fine wine and Ajay Devgn is one such Bollywood actor. If you happen to compare the actor’s pictures from the 90’s till today’s, you will see a milestone of difference! Son of famous stunt and action choreographer, Veeru Devgan, Ajay himself had shared once that he was lucky enough, for work easily came his way.
Since his advent into Bollywood like every superstar, Ajay too, had his own share of hits and flops. But while films do interest us, what we are more interested about is our favourite stars’ personal life! Though Ajay Devgn’s love life is pretty sorted now, but this wasn’t the scenario always. Being a consistent A-listed star from the 90’s, Ajay had once upon a time been controversy’s favourite child as he got linked up with many of his co-actresses, including some a few years back. What to know who they are? Read on!
We all know that to establish oneself as an actor in Bollywood, a pre-requisite for the same is to be good-looking. The year 1991 saw an average looking man being cast as a lead in the film, Phool Aur Kaante. While the film went on to become a superhit, people thought that Ajay would not last long in the film industry as he was not good-looking enough in comparison with his contemporaries. Irrespective of speculations as these, Ajay started grooming himself and giving out hits on hits. And soon enough, Ajay came on to be known as the next ‘big thing’ in Bollywood. If you look at Ajay Devgn today, without any doubt or pretence this 49-year-old star would be surely considered as one of the most handsome actors in the industry. Talking about his superstar status, Ajay shared in an interview with Hindustan Times:
“I’ve never been bothered about the superstar status. The one thing that I learned from my father (Veeru Devgn, a renowned fight master in Bollywood) was to be honest with your work. I have been very lucky. There’s never been any situation where I had to struggle or wait for work. I have got more than enough work, which I even had to refuse sometimes.”
And soon after starring in a few hits, started an array of linkup rumours of the Golmaal star. While some took place before his marriage to Kajol, some also happened later. While we will get into the number of women that Ajay was involved with, checkout how Ajay reacted to his linkup rumours in an interview:
“I won't say that extra-marital affairs don't happen, but at times the media misunderstands when they see two people together. But I don't give anyone a chance to link me with someone. I like my work and home."
Their affair began in the 90’s and ended soon after. Raveena was the reigning queen of Bollywood when Ajay and Raveena’s relationship rumours were doing rounds in full swing. Grapevine was abuzz that after dating the Mast Mast girl of Bollywood for a while, Ajay dumped her for his Suhaag co-star Karisma Kapoor. The worst part is, Ajay and Raveena’s relationship ended on a bitter note with evidences of ugly spats and exchange of harsh words for each other in public and at interviews. It was also said that Raveena was so heartbroken after her breakup that she had even tried to attempt suicide! In one of her interviews, Raveena being at her candid self, claimed about her relationship with Ajay and also shared that Ajay had written her a few love letters. This infuriated Ajay so much that he said this about Raveena in a throwback Filmfare interview:
“Letters? Ha! What letters? Tell that girl that she should go ahead and publish those letters, even I want to read the figment of her imagination! Our families have known each other for years, she used to come over to our place because she’s a friend of my sister Neelam. When she started behaving badly, we couldn’t throw her out. Could we? I was never close to her. Ask her, if I’ve ever called her up or talked to her on my own. She’s just trying to get publicity by linking her name with mine. Her so-called suicide attempt was also a publicity gimmick."
Further calling Raveena ‘frustated’, he had then shared:
“Excuse me, except for Raveena and Manisha, no heroine has complained about me. I get along with all my leading ladies including Juhi Chawla. I am doing more than one film with several popular heroines, but not with these two girls. If Manisha and Raveena were the only heroines left on earth, I wouldn’t work with them. Both are very similar temperately- they are master liars and birth are frustrated. I don’t like artificial people, I vibe well with genuine people.”
This was one of the hottest affairs of the 90’s. The couple had acted as a lead pair in over 5 films together and that is how their on-screen love story transformed to an alleged off-screen chemistry as well. Karisma was then ruling the 90’s screen and the same went for Ajay. Reportedly, Ajay and Karisma grew quite fond of each other and sources had then said that the duo were very serious about each other. But things went kaput soon as Ajay then left Karisma and moved to Kajol. In an interesting throwback 1993 Stardust interview, the Raja Hindustani star spoke about her alleged relationship with Ajay:
“Believe me, we’re just friends yaar. I don’t know if he feels that way about me because he’s not told me anything. But I don’t think that’s possible. People are only coming to this conclusion because it’s the most obvious one. Firstly, he saved my life and secondly, we’ve signed so many films together. Some stupid fools have even gone ahead and written that we’re getting married. C’mon, I’m a kid myself; how do you expect me to get married at this age? It’s so funny really. You know Jeh (Wadia) called me up from London and screamed, ‘What’s all this I’m reading about you? Did you get into the film industry for all this?’ he asked me angrily. Now he’s coming down in a couple of weeks’ time. Wonder how I’m going to face him. See, all this tension I’ve to face due to no fault of mine."
This relationship that is so deep-rooted that no linkup rumours could uproot it. Kajol and Ajay’s relationship is a complete goal in itself! The couple have time and again spoken in interviews about how different individuals they both are, which in turn helped their relationship bloom. In an interview with TOI, Bollywood’s Simran had revealed:
"It was in the middle of a shot of one of the films we were doing together, when I realized that Ajay was going to play a very crucial role in my life. Ironically, I was dating someone else at the time and used to often solicit relationship advice from Ajay!"
In an interview to Daily Pioneer, Ajay had also shared about how uninterested he was to meet Kajol after their first meet. He had revealed:
“I had met Kajol once before we started shooting for Hulchul. Honestly, I wasn’t very keen to meet her after that. When you meet her for the first time, she comes across as a loud, arrogant and a very talkative person. Moreover, we were very different from each other in terms of personality. But, I guess what is meant to happen, happens."
Speaking of how love happened, Ajay had shared:
"We didn’t rush through it. As a matter of fact, we never said ‘I love you’. An official proposal didn’t happened either. We fell in love, grew with each other. We took our time until we were sure that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Marriage, too, was never discussed, but was always imminent. It has been more than a decade now. And I owe my success to her. For a man to be successful, it is important that he is at peace at home”.
Ajay met Kangana on the sets of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, wherein the duo played each other’s love interest. As per reports, love soon blossomed in both of their hearts for each other and that is exactly when their relationship rumours started to rise. As per reports, there’s was a ‘casual romance’ with a ‘no strings attached’ stance. Ajay was an already married with kids when the rumours started upsurging the internet. It was also reported that after this movie, Ajay insisted the makers of Tezz and Rascals to cast Kangana and not the director’s choice. As expected, this growing closeness of Ajay and Kangana did not go down well with Kajol who had apparently threatened her hubby that she would move out of the house along with the kids. Ajay had to immediately cut down his ties with Kangana and since then no other linkup rumour of the Qayamat star has come into play. And you know what? A source in the unit of Rascals had shared with India Today:
“Kangana's tactics have reportedly miffed Ajay's superstar wife Kajol, who is not known to brook any sort of nonsense. This could be the reason why Ajay is trying to maintain his distance.”
While Ajay had his share of innumerous linkups rumours, it is important to note the superbly-amazing husband and dad he is to his two kids- Nysa and Yug. Ajay now, is totally devoted to his career and family. With looks like his and a family like that, who wouldn’t like to live the life of Ajay Devgn!