Sajid Khan's film "Himmatwala" failed badly at the box office in the second week and has been declared a disaster.
Sajid Khan was pretty over-confident with the remake and said that the film will be Ajay Devgn's biggest release of his career. Despite strong expectations, the film bombed at the box office.
Ajay, who reprised the heroism of the 80s era, was extremely positive about the film because of the buzz it created prior to the release. The actor, known for playing action-oriented roles, has came out of his comfort zone and worked with Sajid Khan.
"This was the first time Ajay had stepped out of his comfort zone of working with directors like Rohit Shetty, Prakash Jha or Ashwini Dhar to join hands with Sajid. He is extremely disappointed with the film's results," Mid-Day quoted an insider as saying.
The National Award winning actor has given back-to-back hits in the last two year, but Sajid's "Himmatwala" has put a full stop to that. His previous films like "Golmaal 3", "Singham", "Bol Bachchan" and "Son of Sardaar" were all box office hits and also crossed the ₹100 crore mark.
"Himmatwala' might not be able to earn the production cost of the film. Moreover, the film has disappointed critics as well as viewers. Ajay is extremely disappointed with the film's result at box office. He has now asked director Rohit Shetty to work quickly on the next film "Singham 2" to revive his star status.
"Ajay wants to restore his lost glory at the box office and has asked his trusted aide Rohit to speed up things on their next. They have done nine films together out of which eight have been hits," the daily quoted another insider as saying.
At present, Ajay is also shooting for Prakash Jha's "Satyagraha" in Bhopal with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.