Andhra’s Son, Ajay Devgn


Andhra’s Son, Ajay Devgn

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré


couple of days ago, I read in the papers that action star Ajay Devgn has been appointed brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh Tourism. And not just that, his wife Kajol has been roped in to help Devgn in his forthcoming ambassadorial duties. I re-read the news just to make sure I’d got it right. I do that these days on account of my new medication. No, I wasn’t hallucinating. It was true.

 Don’t get me wrong here. I am all for a Tagorean, cross-pollinating world that hasn’t been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Well, maybe not to the extent of Ms Madhuri Dixit, who famously said a few years ago that she craved for the old days when Nepal was part of India and then had to make a quick getaway to Denver, Colorado, under the pretext of marrying Shriram Nene, just so she could escape the flying kukris.