Esha Deol's Tamil conversations with Mani Ratnam confound Ajay Devgn during 'Yuva' shoot

Wednesday 29th May 2024 08:27 EDT

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, "Yuva," shot simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil as "Aayutha Ezhuthu," featured a completely different star cast in each version. However, one actress, Esha Deol, became an integral part of both. 

In the Hindi version directed by Mani Ratnam, she starred opposite Ajay Devgn alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, and Rani Mukerji. In the Tamil version, she was paired opposite Suriya, sharing the screen with Siddharth, R Madhavan, Trisha, and Meera Jasmine.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the award-winning film, Esha took to her Instagram to share throwback photos from two decades ago with her co-stars, along with snapshots from the Singapore premiere. In her caption, the actress reminisced about "Yuva" being her debut film with Ajay Devgn. She humorously recalled how she would leave Ajay clueless by conversing with Mani Ratnam in Tamil, her mother tongue and that of her veteran star mom, Hema Malini.

Marking 20 years of "Yuva" and "Aayutha Ezhuthu," Esha Deol shared photos with Ajay Devgn and Suriya, praising director Mani Ratnam's magic. She expressed her pleasure at working with him on both the Tamil and Hindi versions, calling it a dream come true. Esha also praised her co-stars Ajay Devgn and Suriya, describing them as perfect and wonderful to work with. She fondly remembered how she and Mani Ratnam would converse in Tamil during discussions, leaving Ajay clueless.

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