We all remember reports of Ajay Devgan favouring a ban on the release of Bollywood movies starring Pakistani artistes.
According to The Hindustan Times, the actor-filmmaker has now said that his quote was misconstrued.
“They (the publication) used an incomplete statement; I'd also said that films that had completed production with Pakistani artistes should not be banned but obviously, the declaration was distorted just to create a controversy. They weren't fair to me,” says the 47-year-old.
Devgn adds that he's unhappy that his upcoming film Shivaay has become a talking point for controversies rather than its merit.
"After the trailer release, everyone says it looks good. But then the very next day, there's a scandal that is making people talk about the film. It's upsetting that you work so hard for two years and people choose to focus on something completely different. I try to ignore it most of the time but sometimes, it gets to me," shares the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam actor.
The industry is divided when it comes to the ban, which he adds is a good thing: "The industry is part of society, there's bound to be a difference of opinion. You can have differing opinions, as long as you're supporting the film industry."
Devgn’s film is up for a box-office clash with Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil this Friday.