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Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; March 7, 2013)
In his next outing titled Ya Rab, actor Ajaz Khan will play an ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) officer. Earlier seen in Allah Ke Banday with Naseeruddin Shah, Ajaz trained with a real ATS officer. “The film was shot in Lucknow and I was sent there 10 days ahead to be with Mr Khan, an ATS officer,” says the actor, adding, “He carried one gun, 10 mobile phones and five laptops with him. His laptops were constantly on and he was receiving information from all parts of the world. That’s when I realised that being an ATS officer is lot more than just physically protecting people. Lots of responsibility and risk is involved.”
Ajaz, who has only done negative roles in the past, was looking for a positive one to come his way. “I was getting tired of being typecast. This is the first film where I am playing a positive character. My role was initially supposed to be played by either Suniel Shetty or Manoj Bajpayee. To put me in the same league as them is in itself an achievement for me,” he says.
Ya Rab is directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwala, who has earlier directed movies like The Killer and The Train.
Anxious not to increase problems for Lamhaa, Bunty Walia removes the controversial character of Kuku Pare
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 17, 2010)
Bunty Walia’s film Lamhaa has been mired in controversies from day one. Now we hear that the character of militant-turned-politician Kuku Pare has been completely chopped from the film. Newcomer Ajaz Khan plays the role of Pare in the Rahul Dholakia-directed film.
Our source said, “The entire track has been removed as the producers of the film did not want any more trouble. Apparently Kuku Pare was not very happy that his character was being portrayed in the film. Bunty and Rahul decided it was best to remove the character than risk any more trouble.”Ajaz Khan as Kuku Pare Bunty Walia
When contacted Bunty Walia said, “The character was not fitting in the scheme of things. Rahul thought that the character should be left out and that’s about it. There is nothing more to it.”
Ajaz Khan, who plays the role, said, “I have no issues if it is for the betterment of the film. Bunty is a close friend and it was a good role for a newcomer like me. However I am sure we will work together in the future. There were too many controversies surrounding the film. I guess they didn’t more with this character.”