Prakash Jha

  • Was determined to retire from politics; contesting on Nitish Kumar's request: Prakash Jha 20-03-2014 09:35 AM

    Patna: Filmmaker Prakash Jha said on Wednesday that he was contesting the Lok Sabha polls from West Champaran in Bihar at the request of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He said it was because of Nitish Kumar that he changed his earlier decision to give up politics. "I was determined to...
  • Filmmaker Prakash Jha to script own poll destiny 19-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Claiming that after dealing with actors it was "time to deal with politicians", filmmaker Prakash Jha on Wednesday said he had returned to politics because he felt the need to give pace to positive change in Bihar under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "Bihar's condition has changed over the last few...
  • JDU releases second list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls 16-03-2014 04:37 PM

    Patna: The Janata Dal United has come out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. In its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election, the JDU named just seven candidates from Bihar in an apparent move to find more time to quell the rebellion...
  • Prakash Jha mulls film for special status for Bihar 04-03-2014 11:03 AM

    Patna: Noted filmmaker Prakash Jha is strongly considering to raise the demand for special category status for Bihar through one of his upcoming films. "A documentary can be made on the theme or the subject could be integrated in the script of some other movie," Jha told PTI today. The...
  • Chal Guru Ho Ja Shuru: Hemant Pandey to play the lead in film on Asaram Bapu 08-10-2013 10:24 AM

    Mumbai: After Prakash Jha, another filmmaker has announced a film on spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, who was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The film is titled 'Chal Guru Ho Ja Shuru' and actor Hemant Pandey, known for playing Pandeyji in popular TV show 'Office Office', will play...
  • Playing Asaram Bapu means a lot of work: Arjun Rampal 25-09-2013 03:04 PM

    Mumbai: Director Prakash Jha has reportedly decided to make a film called 'Satsang', which is said to be inspired by spiritual guru Asaram Bapu. It is being speculated that either Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal or Manoj Bajpayee will play the lead role. When asked at an event here about the...
  • Want to make a film on current police-society relation: Jha 09-09-2013 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: One of the main ingredients of a Prakash Jha film is its topical element and the director now wants to bring on the silver screen the relationship of the police and society today. Almost all of Jha's films be it 'Mrityudand', 'Gangaajal','Apaharan' and latest 'Satyagraha'- have been connected...
  • India needs a modern Gandhi, feels Prakash Jha 04-09-2013 03:17 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha feels that India badly needs a modern Gandhi today in view of the prevailing corruption in every section of the society. In his latest outing, 'Satyagraha', Jha focuses on the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system. It is the story of...
  • 'Satyagraha' team to engage youngsters in a discussion 03-09-2013 12:10 AM

    Mumbai: Prakash Jha and the cast of his latest release 'Satyagraha' have been invited to take part in a discussion with college students in Pune. The filmmaker hopes to get the pulse of the youth on the country's current state. Jha, along with Arjun Rampal and Ajay Devgn, will visit...
  • 'Satyagraha' collects Rs 39.12 crore in the opening weekend 02-09-2013 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha' has collected Rs. 39.12 crore within three days of its release on Aug 30. The socio-political thriller is likely to retain its presence on the screens despite two biggies - 'Zanjeer' and 'Shuddh Desi Romance', releasing Friday. Made at a reported budget of Rs. 50...
  • Satyagraha: 10 well timed dialogues in Prakash Jha's film 31-08-2013 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: Prakash Jha is known as a filmmaker who gives too much emphasise on the rightful use of the language. Though standard Hindi has already been replaced by its popular form in Bollywood but there are veterans who still mouth heavily loaded dialogues with ease and confidence. Amitabh Bachchan,...
  • 'Satyagraha' opens with a bang, collects Rs 11.21 cr on day 1 31-08-2013 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Thanks to the huge publicity drive, 'Satyagraha' opens to packed houses. In fact, it has become the biggest opener of Prakash Jha's career. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay devgn, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee in important roles. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "#Satyagraha grew steadfastly...
  • 'Satyagraha' movie review: Well-intentioned drama turned into a plodding sermon 30-08-2013 10:45 PM

    Director: Prakash Jha Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal With Satyagraha director Prakash Jha once again raids the headlines, this time turning his gaze on the growing public resentment towards the deep-rooted corruption in the system. Jha borrows liberally from real events and the lives...
  • Need to bridge the gap between rich and poor: Ajay Devgn 30-08-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: National award-winning actor Ajay Devgn feels that our country is divided into the 'haves' and 'have-nots' and the gap between the two is rising with each passing day. "There are two Indias - haves and have-nots. The country is divided into these two and the gap is widening...
  • 'Satyagraha' Tweet Review: First day, first show 30-08-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Prakash Jha is known to dwelve in topical issues in each of his films. From 'Gangaajal' to 'Chakravyuh'- Jha has talked about very serious issues in his films. His latest offering 'Satyagraha' promises to be a gritty political drama where five individuals come together to protest against a...
  • No changes were made in 'Satyagraha': Prakash Jha 29-08-2013 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Director Prakash Jha Wednesday said his 'Satyagraha' will hit the screens without any cuts as the censor board did not cut or ban any scene from the political thriller. "They (censor board) said that you have made the film in a very sensitive way and there are parts...
  • I am the comic-relief of 'Satyagraha', says Manoj Bajpayee 29-08-2013 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: While the promos of Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha' hint at its striking similarity with the Anna Hazare movement, its actors insist that the film is not based on the popular movement that took place in the 2011. "It is not based on Anna Hazare's movement at all. It is...
  • Age is an issue of mind over matter: Arjun Rampal 29-08-2013 09:49 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Rampal, who is fit and fabulous at 40, feels that age is just a number. "Age doesn't mean anything. Its all in your head. Men get sexier with age. They also get wiser and get experienced. As long as you don't go through mid-life crisis where you...
  • Understand scribes better after 'Satyagraha' role: Kareena 28-08-2013 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress 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...
  • 'Satyagraha' not based on a particular person: Ajay Devgn 28-08-2013 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor 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...
  • 'Satyagraha' book launched, tells behind-the-scenes tales 28-08-2013 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: 'Satyagraha: The Story Behind the Revolution', a book tracing the months of hard work, fun on the sets, costume crises, art direction accidents and how a team of people came together to tell a story of a revolution, was launched here Tuesday evening by the eclectic and talented...
  • Any common man would identify with 'Satyagraha': Amrita Rao 28-08-2013 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: Amrita Rao might have played girl-next-door on screen in films like 'Ishq Vishq', 'Main Hoon Na' but the actress is now ready to take a leap in her career by playing a strong and layered character in Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha'. The political drama will see Amrita Rao play...
  • Satyagraha: Kareena was initially 'nervous' about the role 28-08-2013 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Kareena Kapoor has locked lips on screen, and she has portrayed passionate romantic scenes in her various films. But she says she experienced a different 'romance' while filming Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha', in which she is paired with Ajay Devgn. In the socio-political film, releasing Friday, Kareena plays a...
  • Mum-in-law's 'Amar Prem' is Kareena's favourite film 26-08-2013 01:07 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor feels marriage to actor Saif Ali Khan has not changed anything in her life and she hopes the Nawab of Pataudi also remains the same. Bollywood star couple Saif and Kareena tied the knot here in October last year after a five-year courtship. "Saif and I...
  • Manoj Bajpayee prefers doing negative role opposite Big B 25-08-2013 02:55 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpai, who will be seen alongside Amitabh Bachchan in 'Satyagraha', feels if one has to stand out opposite the megastar, it has to be in a negative role. It is for the third time that Manoj has been pitted opposite Amitabh Bachchan, this time as a wily...
  • Had an amazing time shooting with Ajay Devgn: Karan Kundra 23-08-2013 05:20 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn is all set to host youth show 'Gumrah 3' as part of a promotional strategy of his upcoming release 'Satyagraha'. Ajay, 44, will be joined by show's original anchor Karan Kundra on the August 25 episode of Channel V show. "He (Ajay) is very down-to-earth and...
  • I would want no two films to get released together: Ajay Devgn 22-08-2013 10:57 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn says he wants no two big banner movies to be pitted against each other to ensure that nobody in the industry suffers. After the long-drawn battle over the allotment of screens between his 'Son of Sardaar' and 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', gossip mills are abuzz that...
  • Unique combo compelled Manoj Bajpayee to do 'Satyagraha' 21-08-2013 04:06 PM

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee's character in 'Satyagraha' has shades of grey and humour as well and he says that the presence of the two different elements convinced him to take up the role. "When you get something challenging, you just go ahead and pick up the challenge. The two elements of...
  • 'Satyagraha' brought the actress out in me: Amrita Rao 19-08-2013 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: After playing docile roles in 'Ishq Vishk', 'Vivah' and 'Welcome to Sajjanpur', actress Amrita Rao is gearing up to show her rebellious streak in Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha'. Though, the 32-year-old actress is happy about her previous roles, Amrita says she is particularly "proud" of her performance in the...
  • I see myself evolving from film to film: Arjun Rampal 19-08-2013 01:35 PM

    Mumbai: Arjun Rampal did not have a glorious start in Bollywood, but shot to fame with his bravura performance as a rockstar in 'Rock On!' and since then there has been no looking back for the National Award winning actor. He feels that he has grown with each film and...