Ajay Devgn sent an emotional message to buddy Salman Khan for producing a film based on the same subject as the one he’s helming
Upala KBR (DNA; January 18, 2017)

Ajay Devgn has been working on Sons Of Sardaar: Battle of Saragarhi for a while now. So imagine his state of mind when Salman Khan and Karan Johar announced their co-production based on the same battle with the same hero, Havildar Ishar Singh, who led 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikhs (now the 4th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment in a battle against over 10,000 Afghan tribesmen in 1897.

Says an insider, “Ajay didn’t believe the news initially. He considers Salman family and they’ve known each other for decades.”

The source adds that when the truth of the news finally sank in, AJ couldn’t contain his emotions, “He sent across a emotional message to Salman, the same week as the announcement, through a common friend, saying he hadn’t expected Salman to hurt him like this. He added that it was unfair of him to make a film on the same subject that he and his team had been working on for the last couple of years. He requested Salman not to do the same story if possible.”

Ajay remained unavailable for comment. Says a source close to Salman, “Knowing him, he must not even have known that Ajay was making this film. He will never do anything to hurt a friend.”

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