Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Understand scribes better after 'Satyagraha': Kareena

Actress Kareena Kapoor, who plays a journalist in Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha', talks about the importance of journalists in India’s current political scenario


Understand scribes better after 'Satyagraha': Kareena (© Varinder Chawla)

New Delhi: Kareena Kapoor says she now appreciates journalists even more after playing one in her forthcoming film 'Satyagraha'.

The 32-year-old actress plays a television reporter, who keeps a tab on the entire movement in Prakash Jha's political thriller.

"I understood that journalism and journalists have a lot of responsibility playing this part. It is difficult. I do appreciate and respect them a lot more now after having put myself in their shoes in 'Satyagraha'," Kareena told reporters.

"My character is quite interesting. I play the voice of the whole movement. I believe today the media is the voice of the nation. We all depend on them for the right information, the truth," she added.

'Satyagraha' also stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Amrita Rao.

Kareena, who was last seen on the big screen in 'Talaash' opposite Aamir Khan, says 'Satyagraha' as the name suggests reflects the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system but in a very peaceful way.

"I think that 'Satyagraha' is a protest for the truth in a very peaceful fashion. In this film, there is no violence, there are no deaths. We are just asking for what we want. There is nothing wrong to claim your rights," the actress said.

Kareena also said that her character despite being a hard headed reporter joins the movement in the film. But when her ideologies clash with Ajay's character, she distances herself from the movement.

"In the film I believe in what Amit ji's character is doing. So my character kind of culminates the entire movement. She is the voice of the film, she has to let the common man know what is actually happening. After a while she does not believe in the movement anymore and she leaves it. So there is an entire transition to the character," she said.

'Satyagraha' will hit theatres this Friday.

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