Ajay Devgn wants to raise the bar of action with Shivaay

Actor Ajay Devgn says he has no intentions to compete with Hollywood through his upcoming film Shivaay, but wanted to make a movie which matches global standards. The action-adventure project features Devgn in the lead role and will see him doing high-octane stunts shot in India and Bulgaria.

When asked if Shivaay can give competition to Hollywood, Devgn told reporters, “The intention is not to give tough competition to Hollywood, but to raise our bar. If they can make it at that level, we can also make it at that level. That is the intention.”

The 47-year-old actor was speaking at the trailer launch of Shivaay here today. “It was the idea of several fan clubs to launch the trailer like this, with them. They came to me with this idea, called me, and here I am. They executed it and I just helped them a little bit,” he said.

Devgn was asked about the status of his much-awaited film with wife Kajol and the actor said they will start working on the project by the end of this year. “The film is our home production. It will start by the end of this year.”

Shivaay has been produced and directed by Devgn. It is his second directorial venture after the 2008 romantic-drama U Me Aur Hum. The movie marks the acting debut of Sayyeshaa Saigal, grand niece of veteran actor Dilip Kumar. Shivaay is scheduled to release on October 28.