When it comes to RAAJNEETI, it is being said that after HOUSEFULL and KITES, this would be one film that would bail out the industry from the crisis it has been facing due to an extremely poor 2010 that Bollywood has seen so far. Except for MY NAME IS KHAN and now HOUSEFULL, no other film has done mega business at the box office this year. With such huge anticipation around the commercial success of RAAJNEETI, doesn't that lead to a scary feeling for film maker Prakash Jha?
'Of course everyone is afraid that whether a film of his would work with the audience or not. One has to think from the commercial standpoint. It has to be ensured that cost of the film is recovered and profits are made as well. One has to make a film keeping investors in mind. Having said that, one has to stick to his own beliefs as well. While keeping the commercial aspects in mind, as a film maker you also desire to give audience something good enough that he can take back home', says Jha in a characteristic no-nonsense tone.
Before RAAJNEETI, Jha came with APAHARAN and GANGAJAL. Both films starring Ajay Devgn in lead had boasted of a realistic treatment and still did reasonably well at the box office. Since he is practical about monetary gains from a film, doesn't Jha ever feel like going ahead and making an out and out commercial entertainer that would work across all segment of audience across the country?
'Yes, I would like to make such films as well', pronto comes the reply, 'I think they are good films and I like watching them as well. So tomorrow if I get a good subject then why not?'