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Ajay parts ways with Rustom director

DNMUM400811 | 11/15/2017 | Author : Meena Iyer | WC :200

Following differences on the script level, a new filmmaker is likely to be brought on board

After the success of Golmaal Again, Ajay Devgn is scheduled to do a biopic on Jaswant Singh Gill, the hero of the 1989 Raniganj coalfield rescue operation. The film was meant to be directed by Tinu Suresh Varma, who helmed the blockbuster Rustom with Akshay Kumar, which also fetched the actor his first National Award.
However, there’s new development on the film’s front — Tinu will no longer be directing the movie that deals with the mining tragedy, with Ajay playing Gill, who evacuated 65 coal miners trapped in a flooded mine in Raniganj, West Bengal. The then Additional Chief Mining Engineer was also awarded the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak in 1991 by President Venkataraman for the successful operation. A source says, “Tinu a
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