PRAKASH JHA

  • Next movie on police society relationship, not on Narendra Modi: Prakash Jha September 15, 2014

    Washington: Ruling out the reports of making his next project on Narendra Modi, noted Indian filmmaker Prakash Jha said that his next is going to be on the current relationship between the police and the society. Jha, who is known for making films on topical issues, said the shooting for...
  • 'Chakravyuh' was too heavy a film for the audience: Esha Gupta June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Esha Gupta, who starred in Prakash Jha's 'Chakravyuh', said the film failed to garner good response from audience because it was 'too heavy' for them. 'Chakravyuh', directed by Jha had Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Abhay Deol besides Esha in the lead. Released in 2012, the film was set against...
  • Voters flock polling booths, balloting remains peaceful May 12, 2014

    Voters turned up early and long queues formed at polling booths in Bihar on Monday as balloting began peacefully for six parliamentary seats in the last phase of India's general election, officials said. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakhshaman said long queues were seen in initial two hours and in some...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Over 56 pc voting recorded in Bihar May 12, 2014

    Patna: Bihar witnessed 56.5 per cent of its total 6.21 crore voters exercise their franchise in the six phase of elections in the state in which 40 Lok Sabha seats went to the polls. According to the EC, this is around 12 per cent more than the 2009 general...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Voting concludes on 6 seats, Bihar records 56.67% turnout till 6 pm May 11, 2014

    Polling would be held in six Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and last phase of the elections in Bihar on Monday to decide the fate of 90 candidates, including filmmaker Prakash Jha and former union minister Raghubansh Prasad Singh. While Jha is trying his luck on a JD(U) ticket from...
  • Last phase of Lok Sabha polls in Bihar on Monday May 11, 2014

    Patna: Polling would be held in the six Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and last phase of the elections in Bihar on Monday to decide the fate of 90 candidates, including filmmaker Prakash Jha and former union minister Raghubansh Prasad Singh. While Jha is trying his luck on a JD(U)...
  • 61yearold movie director Prakash Jha on the campaign trail in West Champaran May 10, 2014

    Prakash Jha, famous for films on sociopolitical themes such asGangaajal,Rajneeti andSatyagraha, is hoping to be third time lucky by unseating sitting MP Sanjay Jaiswal of the BJP in the Paschim (West)Champaran Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. Contesting on a JD(U) ticket, the 61yearold movie director is among the 12 contestants from...
  • Was determined to retire from politics; contesting on Nitish Kumar's request: Prakash Jha March 20, 2014

    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 retire from...
  • Filmmaker Prakash Jha to script own poll destiny March 19, 2014

    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 years...
  • JDU releases second list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls March 16, 2014

    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 March 4, 2014

    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. ...
  • Chal Guru Ho Ja Shuru: Hemant Pandey to play the lead in film on Asaram Bapu October 8, 2013

    Mumbai: After Prakash Jha, another filmmaker has announced a film on spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, who was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16yearold 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 the...
  • Playing Asaram Bapu means a lot of work: Arjun Rampal September 25, 2013

    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 movie, Arjun...
  • Want to make a film on current police-society relation: Jha September 9, 2013

    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 September 4, 2013

    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 a...
  • 'Satyagraha' team to engage youngsters in a discussion September 3, 2013

    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 Symbiosis...
  • 'Satyagraha' collects Rs 39.12 crore in the opening weekend September 2, 2013

    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 crore,...
  • Satyagraha: 10 well timed dialogues in Prakash Jha's film August 31, 2013

    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 August 31, 2013

    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 August 30, 2013

    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 of real...
  • Need to bridge the gap between rich and poor: Ajay Devgn August 30, 2013

    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 every...
  • 'Satyagraha' Tweet Review: First day, first show August 30, 2013

    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...
  • Watch: Government must make effort to prove it's 'Incredible India', says Kareena August 29, 2013

    Prakash Jha multistarrer film 'Satyagraha' will release this week. The entire team of the film visited CNN-IBN's studio as part of their publicity drive. Besides their film, actresses Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Rao also spoke on the recent gangrape in Mumbai. ...
  • No changes were made in 'Satyagraha': Prakash Jha August 29, 2013

    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 we...
  • I am the comic-relief of 'Satyagraha', says Manoj Bajpayee August 29, 2013

    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...
  • Age is an issue of mind over matter: Arjun Rampal August 29, 2013

    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...
  • Watch: Satyagraha starcast speaks about its experience August 28, 2013

    Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor starrer Satyagraha is ready to hit the screens on August 30. Reliving their memories, the starcast talk about their experiences and challenges during the making of the film. Also watch Om Puri, who has been accused of domestic violence by his second wife Nandita...
  • Understand scribes better after 'Satyagraha' role: Kareena August 28, 2013

    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 of...