Actor Ajay Devgn has addressed for the first time how his daughter Nysa (14) was trolled after the death of her grandfather earlier this year. Speaking to Zoom in a joint interview with his Tanhaji co-star Saif Ali Khan, Ajay said that it was he who sent Nysa to the salon to take her mind for granted.
After his father, action director Veeru Devgan died in May, many Bollywood celebrities visited Ajay’s house to pay their last respects. A day later, Nysa was seen walking out of a local salon by Paparazzi.
Her pictures went viral, and she was mercilessly trolled. Addressing the bullying, Ajay said that Nysa did not want to leave the house in the first place. They (trolls) don’t know what’s going on. I’ll give you an example, and I never said that. When I lost my father, the other day, the children were agitated. Throughout the day, Nysa kept crying, and people were home, there were many people. You know how the atmosphere is. I called her, and I said, stop being upset because you have those children. ‘Why don’t you go out, have some more come, eat something. She said that I do not want to go. I told him, please go, your mood will change.
They are here, and we are handling people, we are doing it. You go out now. She did not know where to go, she left, and she went to the parlor. I said, wash the hair or something. He has clicked pictures of her entering a salon and trolled him. Grandpa died, and he is in the parlor. ‘ What right do they have? I am sending her so that she feels better, and she is going through a trauma. What is his right to say? This is ridiculous. Then he is back. By the time she returned home, the photos were already out.
People are clicked everywhere; some stupid comments come. It bothers children. What have they done wrong? You and 9, 10, 15-year-olds have started recognizing them.
Saif, who is no stranger to wounding his children with paparazzi, said his son Taimur to does not like being photographed. He noted that thankfully, photographers have stopped coming to his house for pictures of Taimur.
Ajay and Saif’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior released on 10 January. Ajay Devgn is seen as the brave warrior Tanaji Measure in the film, while Saif works for Uday Bhan, a Rajput officer, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
The film stars Kajol, Neha Sharma, Jagapathi Babu, and Pankaj Tripathi in the lead roles.