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Satyagraha not based on Hazare's Lokpal Bill movement: Jha

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Satyagraha not based on Hazare's Lokpal Bill movement
Denying reports that his upcoming film Satyagraha is based on Anna Hazare's Lokpal Bill movement, noted film director Prakash Jha said that the movie shows discontent among today's youth.

"The film is not based on Anna Hazare's movement, but there may be few similarities between it and the Lokpal agitation. The movie is about the problems faced by youths and their thinking," Jha told the PTI.

"Satyagarha is an expression of youth's discontentment despite their expectations of a clean system, good politics and better life, the system is unable to fulfil their aspirations. The film attempts to highlight these shortcomings," Jha added. The film would hit the screens by August 15. Jha said that he is fond of Bhopal and Satyagraha is his fourth film shot in this city.

"It has given an opportunity to a number of local artists to play a role in the film," said the director, who made films like Gangaajal, Apaharan, Raajneeti and Aarakshan. Bachchan, who is busy with shoot in Bhopal, missed his wife Jaya Bachchan's birthday yesterday but he said it has happened a lot of times that the couple are apart due to busy schedules.

"Many a times it happens that because of the busy schedule, we are unable to meet each other on important occasions. She used to come to the shooting place on such occasions, but this time because of certain things, she was unable to come, but we will meet soon," Big B said. "It is not just because it is my in-laws' place, but unlike other cities, people here are very warm and loving. I have been praising this city everyday on my blog," he added.

PTI

Topics: prakash jha, satyagraha

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