'Chakravyuh' will benefit from 'Satyagraha' hype: Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha is hoping that the hype surrounding his just-announced Amitabh Bachchan-Kareena Kapoor starrer 'Satyagraha' will benefit the release of his upcoming film 'Chakravyuh'.
'Satyagraha' is based on the raging issue of corruption in the country while 'Chakravyuh' seeks to explore the Naxal problem.
"There is a lot of buzz about 'Chakravyuh' and the film might benefit from the hype surrounding 'Satyagraha'. It was important to announce the new film at this point as I am planning to begin shooting it in a few months. 'Satyagraha' is slated for an August 15 release next year," Jha told PTI.
'Chakravyuh', starring Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol, is set to release on October 24. Jha, 60, says the film is a strong, emotional story in the backdrop of the Naxal problem.
"The problem is only increasing, from the forest it is spilling onto our industrial and agricultural area. A lot of people are getting attracted to this ideology. I feel it was high time that there was an effort at understanding the issue and starting the process of a solution through social and political means.
"A lot of people in the society don't know much about this problem. There is an alienation as well, if you go to a Naxal area you will realise they are living in a different world altogether. It's high time we came up with a solution." PTI