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JAI GANGAAJAL: Prakash Jha spills beans on casting Priyanka Chopra and his acting debut

December 23, 2015 1:24:34 PM IST
By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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Prakash Jha - Bollywood helmer known for exploring the Indian rural and political exotica, this time also has touched his known terrain but in a different fashion while trying to maintain the same passion.


JAI GANGAAJAL trailer is just out and it's a different experience for the audience to see a female protagonist - a cop venturing into the area which has primarily seen male dominance. Priyanka Chopra fresh from her BAJIRAO MASTANI and QUANTICO accolades is hoping to get the right attention in playing the central character of SP Abha Mathur.
In a brief chat with the confident Prakash Jha, the director reveals some interesting secrets regarding the lead casting and his acting debut.

Priyanka was the right choice, 'JAI GANGAJAL is not a sequel to GANGAAJAL. It's all together a different story' says Prakash Jha on casting a female protagonist in JAI GANGAJAL

Prakash Jha who adds another feather to his cap by exploring his acting skills in the movie as a corrupt police officer says, 'Acting was a planned process'.

On being probed further whether the director is seriously planning to be an actor, Jha replies, 'Can't say that now, I am just playing a supporting character in the film, let's see how the audience takes it'.

Well Mr Jha as a director you have proven it with HIP HIP HURRAY, DAMUL, MIRTYUDAND, GANGAAJAL, RAJNEETI, SATYAGRAHA, etc. it will be interesting to see how the casting of Priyanka Chopra as the female protagonist and his acting debut in JAI GANGAJAL is received by the critics and the masses.

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