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"The new generation, who is watching films, they have become very sensible, smart and intelligent. They go by the content, film to film. This will keep on changing. They will decide if the film is good or not, it won't matter who is in the film," he added.
The actor has been on a golden run with his back-to-back releases Baadshaho and Golmaal Again doing well at the box office. Ajay, however, said there was never a phase in his career where he felt 'lost,' "I've been very lucky in that sense. Everybody goes through a phase when films don't do well but someone analysed it for me that in my whole career, except for a year or two, there has never been a year when I didn't have a hit. May be if there are two or three flops, there has always been a hit. I've luckily never had a phase where I was struggling."
Currently, the 48-year-old actor is awaiting the release of his next, Raid. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film is set against the backdrop of the 1980s and features Ajay as an Income Tax officer hailing from Uttar Pradesh.
"I like rotating my genres, doing different things. I did Golmaal now Raid, then a rom-com and then Dhamaal. I think I've been lucky. I've tried most of the genres and they all have worked. Otherwise, an actor starts struggling. He wants to break out of a genre and then it gets very difficult. It (trying new genres) has got nothing to do with the stereotype. It's about me enjoying my work and not getting repetitive and bored," he added.
While the film might have taken creative liberties on reel, decades ago, the actor recalled how he was at the receiving end of a real-life raid. "I've been raided once in the '90s. I didn't encounter it because I was shooting out of town. It went on for a day or two and in the end, they got nothing."
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