As far as Toonpur is concerned, Devgn quotes, "We are so busy making live action films but whenever we see Hollywood animation films, we are taken by a surprise. However, when our own industry makes it, we don't. I don't understand why. Yes, I agree that when Kirit came up to me with the idea, I was hesitant initially because that's never happened here. But now I can confidently say that you can compare Toonpur with any Hollywood animation film."
But more than the actor talking about his own film, he is surprised with the kids' reaction after the first special screening kept for them. Ajay comments, "Kids just love the film. They are laughing and are connecting to it in so many ways. It's the first time when they are all so glued on to one place and even parents love that fact (laughs). According to the kids, it is the best Indian film they've seen."
An ardent fan of Tom and Jerry cartoons, Ajay got concerned when we asked him whether he actually did get some honest feedback from his own daughter Nysa on Toonpur. He said, "That's a good question. I haven't really had a word with Nysa on Toonpur except the fact that she is really eager to show it to her friends. Nysa loves watching cartoons and animation films and recently saw Despicable Me and she loved it. But it's difficult to predict what a kid likes in an animation film. Their patience level is to be tested a lot. In that way, animation films have a very unpredictable audience. I myself don't know what I like in an animation film but something gets me attracted to them."
Whatever you say Mr. Ajay Devgn, I'm sure you know the best and we know too how unpredictable our Box Office is getting with each passing day. But here's wishing you and your film a good score at the ticket window and looking at your personal Box Office record for 2010, we really don't have our doubts.