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'Satyagraha' not based on Hazare's Lokpal Bill movement: Jha

Bhopal, Apr 10, 2013, (PTI):
Prakash Jha . File Photo

 Denying reports that his upcoming film 'Satyagraha' is based on Anna Hazare's Lokpal Bill movement, noted film director Prakash Jha said that the movie shows discontent among today's youth.

"The film is not based on Anna Hazare's movement, but there may be few similarities between it and the Lokpal agitation. The movie is about the problems faced by youths and their thinking," Jha told reporters here last night.

Besides Jha, the star cast of the film, including its lead actor megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Rao were also present on the occasion.

"'Satyagarha' is an expression of youth's discontentment despite their expectations of a clean system, good politics and better life, the system is unable to fulfil their aspirations. The film attempts to highlight these shortcomings," Jha added.

The film would hit the screens by August 15.
Jha said that he is fond of Bhopal and 'Satyagraha' is his fourth film shot in this city.

"It has given an opportunity to a number of local artists to play a role in the film," the director, who made films like 'Gangaajal', 'Apaharan', 'Raajneeti' and 'Aarakshan', said.
Bachchan, who is busy with shoot in Bhopal, missed his wife Jaya Bachchan's birthday yesterday but he said it has happened a lot of times that the couple are apart due to busy schedules.    "

Many a times it happens that because of the busy schedule, we are unable to meet each other on important occasions. She used to come to the shooting place on such occasions, but this time because of certain things, she was unable to come, but we will meet soon."
The 70-year-old also said that he is fond of Bhopal.

"It is not just because it is my in-laws' place, but unlike other cities, people here are very warm and loving. I have been praising this city everyday on my blog."


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