When it comes to his reunion with Ajay Devgn in 'Himmatwala', filmmaker Sajid Khan has quite a few tales to reveal from his younger days.
Though it is a well known fact that he and Akshay Kumar are good friends and also share great professional rapport (their three successes together are an epitome of that), Sajid surprises by revealing that he and Ajay were on back slapping terms 25 years back when the latter was Vishal Devgan.
"Do you know that Ajay was my college friend? In fact he, (cinematographer) Sameer Arya and I used to hang out together from morning till night. That he was the time when he was Vishal Devgan - 'The rich guy'.
He used to wear those costly sunglasses and came in a fancy jeep while we were these 'kadkas' who depended on him even for our daily cigarettes. Somehow after Phool Aur Kaante he got busy while I too was occupied with my TV shows.
We couldn't meet each too often but now that we are doing Himmatwala together, it has been a reunion of friendship", Sajid gets nostalgic here.
While the two are bonding immensely while finding themselves in each other's company, Sajid says that 25 years down the line, he has only turned an admirer of the superstar actor than just being a friend.
Says Sajid, "I know many out there may say ki ab toh yeh bolega hi kyunki picture saath mein kar raha hai. However that's not the case. I am genuinely fond of Ajay and today I can tell you with reassurance that I am so happy to be in my friend company.
I think Ajay is one of the best human beings that I have met in my life. Not only is he a great husband, he is also an extremely good father. This is very rare in today's world."