'Satyagraha' is about father-son relationship, says Jha
Filmmaker Prakash Jha claims that his upcoming political drama 'Satyagraha' has nothing to do with social activist Anna Hazare or Arvind Kejriwal, but is basically about a father-son relationship
"The film is about an old and a young man... That does not mean it is about Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal. The old man is a retired principal of a school and has lost his son, while the young man has done great in life and is looking for a father," Jha told PTI in an interview here today. "It is about father-son relation and not about Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal," he added.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's is playing a role akin to Anna Hazare in the film, while Ajay Devgn's character is said to be based on activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal. However, Jha insists that 'Satyagraha' is about protests in general and he has been working on it for the last three years. "There is an inspiration, but not about corruption but that of protest.
The society is going through this phase of protests world over, whether it is India or Bangladesh or Wall Street. That forms the inspiration of the backdrop," Jha said. Besides Bachchan and Devgn, other leading actors in the film include Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Amrita Rao.
Jha is bringing a modified version of iconic bhajan 'Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram' in 'Satyagraha', which was one of the favourites of Mahatma Gandhi. "I have used the song 'Raghu Pati Raghav Raja Ram', which he (Gandhiji) popularised. That is the only direct involvement of him," he said. According to sources, the film will hit the cinema houses by August 15.