"Rajniti 2 will be Katrina's story as her character will take it forward," said Prakash Jha in an interview with me a short while back. With regards to the heroine for Satyagrah, there has been speculation on the names of Katrina and Kareena. Mr Jha says that he will announce the name of the heroine within a week's time. My gut feeling says that it is going to be Katrina but wait till the official announcement. Ajay Devgn will play the male lead.
Mr Jha is also working on Gangaajal 2 which will star Ajay Devgn. I spoke to him about the impact that the promo of Chakravyuh has had since the time it was launched a few days back. The film highlights the Naxalite movement. I repeatedly asked Mr Jha if he is apprehensive about presenting contentious issues in his film considering Aarakshan was banned in four states and suffered. He says that he will only respect the verdict of the Censor Board and wouldn't bow before any other forces.
Mr Jha spoke about the entire process of story screenplay, dialogues that he weaves along with his co writer Anjum Raja Bali. They go through several drafts and keep bouncing on each other till they reach the final draft. He spoke about conceptualising dialogues that should have the desired impact on the audience. He also spoke about Anjali Patil, the actress who plays a fierce Naxalite in the film. Patil has some chilling scenes in the promo. Mr Jha said that he had met a Naxalite lady in a jail who spoke about killing and chopping people with the same nonchalance with which she must have cut vegetables or carried out daily household chores.
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