Though he hasn"t received any National award this year Prakash Jha
just can"t stop preening over the fact that his Raajneeti features
the maximum number of National award winners in its cast, Arjun
Rampal being the latest. Says Prakash, “When I heard Arjun had won
the National award for Rock On I was ecstatic. He is fantastic in
my film. But it"s Ranbir I"m most hopeful about. I hope, no in fact
I"m pretty certain he"ll win the National award for his
Ranbir plays an US-educated scion of a political dynasty that
has to reluctantly return home to shoulder his family"s duties.
Says Prakash, “This film will take Ranbir to another level. In fact
everyone is outstanding in the film. And why not? I"ve a line-up of
National award winners in the cast, from Naseeruddin Shah and Nana
Patekar to Manoj Bajpai and Ajay Devgn."
Incidentally, Prakash can"t stop preening over the fact that his
Raajneeti is the biggest multi-starrer since Sholay. “I think it"d
be impossible to get so many stars under one roof for any other
director." As for Katrina Kaif, Raajneeti in many ways is her
“The girl has breathed fire and passion into her role. From the
way she metamorphoses from a young vivacious girl to the way she
walks to give her public speeches as a politician. Audiences won"t
be able to believe the transformation of Katrina Kaif. I won"t be
surprised if both Ranbir and Katrina win National awards," says
Prakash confidently. Ajab Kahani Ki Ghazab Prem.