Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Proud of my association with Prakash Jha: Ajay Devgn

Actor Ajay Devgn talks about his upcoming political thriller 'Satyagraha' and filmmaker Prakash Jha


Proud of my association with Prakash Jha: Ajay Devgn (© Varinder Chawla)

New Delhi: Ajay Devgn has reunited with his frequent collaborator Prakash Jha in the director's upcoming 'Satyagraha' and hopes the film does as good as their previous ventures.

The 44-year-old actor and Jha have previously worked in films like 'Raajneeti', 'Apaharan', 'Gangaajal' and 'Dil Kya Kare' and this time the duo are back with a political thriller.

"I am happy that all the films that we have worked in have been successful. I am very comfortable with him. It almost feels like I am working in my home production as there is not much difference between his and mine. I hope 'Satyagraha' also works with the audience," Ajay told us.

The film, about the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Rao.

Devgn plays the role of an activist-turned-politician in 'Satyagraha'.



"My character Manav Raghvendra obviously has so many shades in the character. He thinks like today's youth. He takes the right decisions at the right time but also commits certain mistakes. He is very real and that is the beauty of the character," Ajay said.

The actor said that contrary to reports, his character has no similarity with Arvind Kejriwal.

"There is no similarity with Arvind Kejriwal. When we had the first narration of film, we never had in mind that this is Anna Hazare or this is Kejriwal. Films are reflection of the society. It is not a film on a particular person. It is a fictitious film but whatever we have discussed in it is the truth of the nation today," the actor said.

Jha also quipped that his film is not based on anyone and it is his story, his take on the present scenario of India.

"The film is primarily a story about a son and his father and how the remaining five characters get embroiled in their personal life. I have shown everything that was required that way," Jha said.

'Satyagraha' hits theatres this Friday.

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