Incidentally, the faith Rajkumar Santoshi placed on Ajay since the shooting of ‘Lajja’ continues even to this day. RajKumar Santoshi has not only cast Ajay in ‘Halla Bol’, but has him in all his forthcoming ventures too. However, a popular saying in Bollywood goes like this, ‘Neither friendship, not enmity lasts long in this industry. This issue cropped up recently when Ajay was conspicuous by his absence during the promotion of ‘Halla Bol’. While this makes certain that Ajay is offended with Rajkumar Santoshi on some issue or the either, no one, not even Rajkumar Santoshi, knows for certain what the actual reason is.
A section of people in the industry is of the opinion that these days Ajay is so busy with the shooting of his own film ‘You, Me aur hum’ that he was unable to squeeze any time for ‘Halla Bol’s’ promotional. But then, if this is true, how was it possible for Ajay to take out time for the promotion of Rohit Shetti’s ‘Sunday’?
Incidentally, Rajkumar Santoshi has thought of a novel way to promote ‘Halla Bol’. In a unique move, he plans to promote the film by performing ‘nukkad natak’ with his artistes at different places like Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bhopal and Juhu in Mumbai. The film’s promotional activities kicked off at Delhi on January 5 and ended with a ‘nukkad natak’ at Juhu on January 10. The film is scheduled to be released on Friday, January 11.
According to Rajkumar Santhoshi’s plans, most artistes of the film would be present at these promotional ‘nukkad nataks’, but not take part in them. While other leading actors of the film Vidya Balan and Pankaj Kapoor actively participated in the ‘nukkad natak’ shows, Ajay was surprisingly missing from the promotional schedule! It is surely a misfortune for the audience to have missed Ajay at these shows. -(SAMPURN)