Raajneeti is one of the most awaited films of 2010. Prakash Jha"s film on Indian politics has created quite a buzz in industry circles. It recently kicked off its final campaign trail at a press conference at a plush suburban hotel. The event saw a huge turnout of media members and had the cast and crew of the film in attendance.
Prakash Jha, the director-producer of the film welcomed the audience. “I"d like to express my gratitude to the entire team, to UTV, Ronnie Screwwala, and all those who have been involved with the making of the film. I have done my best as a filmmaker and I"m happy with the way the film has turned out. Everyone has worked with complete dedication. Rajneeti is now complete and on its way to the Censor Board," he says. The movie"s official trailer was then screened.
Raajneeti boasts of an ensemble cast of Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Manoj Bajpai and Katrina Kaif. Prakash Jha himself has contested for the elections from a party in Bihar. He brings his immense knowledge on politics to his mega project. Ranbir Kapoor candidly stated, “I learnt a lot about politics from Prakash Sir. Rajneeti was a great learning experience." The team will be travelling to colleges across the country to interact with the youth about their take on politics. They will visit colleges in cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kolkata, Ahemdabad and Indore. The film is slated to release on June 4th. It sure looks like a promising venture."
The event then moved on into the open house media interaction session and a lot of interesting questions were thrown up. In a feisty mood, media personnel questioned the intent behind the movie and the political backdrop. They even took potshots at Katrina"s Hindi accent and dubbing!
All in all, the event was a grand success, but now the anticipation of the coming movie has gone up by miles!