Gone are the days when Bollywood stars enjoyed a loyal audience, believes Ajay Devgn. The actor says the present generation of cinegoers are not committed to any one hero or heroine.
"The newer generation of audiences are not loyal to anybody. We have been lucky that a segment of the public has been loyal to us for the past 25 years. So we have that plus point. But otherwise, they will only go and watch the film that they feel they'll understand," Devgn says. The actor, who will next be seen in Rohit Shetty-directed Golmaal Again, says he still preferred the mystery that was once associated with a star.
"I feel that the aura of the star is dying. I liked the mystery that came with being a star, I still do. But today, there is so much exposure. Say, if one is not active on the social media, they may start feeling insecure seeing others doing it. They may feel the pressure."
Devgn says when he was starting off as an actor, there were no ego clashes among the contemporaries but things have changed today.
He adds, "I have worked with Salman, Aamir and other heroes. All of us used to work together and there were no ego problems. Nobody was insecure about what the other person was doing. Earlier, we used to have Golmaal-like fun atmosphere on the set of every film. Today, you can't expect to have that. Maybe the newer generation has that problem."
The National Award-winning actor says the difficult-to-please attitude of today's audience also works as a motivator.
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