Despite being told to not smoke on the sets of a television show, a stubborn Ajay Devgn refused to put out his cigarette and threatened to leave
Take a deep breath and read on. That Ajay Devgn is a chain smoker is known. But we had not known him to defy rules because of his addiction, until last afternoon.
Devgn defied the ‘No Smoking’ rule on the sets of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4.
The story goes that Devgn was on the sets to promote Madhur Bhandarkar’s forthcoming rom-com Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, which stars him. His co-star Emraan Hashmi had also accompanied him and both actors were in their respective vanity vans. As soon as Devgn entered the sets of the show, he lit up a cigarette.
On noticing this, a production guy soon ran up to Ajay and said, “Sir, aap cigarette bujha dijiye. Yahan par smoke karna mana hai’. But the words only got Devgn livid. Instead of stubbing the cigarette, Ajay’s angry retort was, “If you want me to put it out, I shall walk out.
Do you want me here or no?” Ajay resumed smoking his cigarette. Left with no alternative but to deal with Ajay’s obstinacy, the production guy left from there.
Confirming the incident, an eyewitness said, “Yes, this did happen. Ajay was told not to smoke, since the set was a closed one. But neither the production house nor the broadcasters of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 could do anything to stop him from smoking.”
Another witness said, “Ajay said that he would remain on the sets only if he smoked, but then again, he may not have meant it. Ajay smoked despite the ‘No Smoking’ rule on the set but stars enjoy special privileges, don’t they?”
Repeated calls and text messages to Devgn failed to evoke a response. But we hear, Kajol hates it when Ajay smokes. In 2006, Devgn had tried to kick the butt but clearly, his efforts have been futile. But what’s with the attitude, Ajay? Like your cigarette, you flare up in no time.