On a typical film set where most directors are found sitting by the camera on their chair calling out action, Prakash Jha is always found in midst of the action. Jha, who is known to be one director who takes on challenging subjects with his films, seems to have taken a few during the shooting of his next film Aarakshan.
One would always find Prakash Jha with the film camera on an edge of a bridge without support, or on a crane 50 odd ft above the ground, amidst of a chaotic crowd or under a running bulldozer to get a shot just right. Amitabh Bachchan, who is working with Prakash Jha for the first time, rightly dubbed him as a “Khatron Ke Khiladi."
Being the daredevil director, Prakash Jha escapes a few almost accidents during the shoot. It happened twice during the shooting, while taking a shot under the bulldozer, the driver didn"t hear the command to “STOP" from the action director, almost running over Jha. Second time, he wasn"t as lucky as he takes off on a scooter by himself during a location shift, and faces an accident. Un-phased by the injury the “Khatron Ke Khiladi" – Prakash Jha remarks to his crew jokingly “you"ve made me fall, but don"t think I have fallen from grace."