Since his not very happy experiences with politics in the 80s, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has kept away from politics until now, except of course being close to his 'younger brother" from the Samajwadi party Amar Singh. Now Mr. Amitabh Bachchan will be actively involved in politics at least on screen.
Prakash Jha is presently busy shooting Rajneeti in Bhopal but has already planned his next project. Reportedly he"s been in talks with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for a long time about a movie on the subject of reservation in jobs and education. And thankfully now Big B has found spare dates, beginning next year when the film will be shot.
The movie is tentatively titled Aarakshan and is set in the late 1970s and early 80s when the issue of reservation became a raging controversy and youths in cities went to the streets to protest against it.
Mr. Amitabh Bachchan may or may not play a politician in the film, but the film for sure will have a political theme and tenor. Jha wants to shoot the film in Bhopal and is said to have convinced Big B about it.
So get ready to watch Mr. Amitabh Bachchan dabble with long bhashans and khaadi garments. This could very well be greatly interesting if handles well.