After GANGAJAL, Prakash Jha is ready to spin another socially relevant tale set against the backdrop of Hindi heartland - Bihar. This time the story concerns a grave and horrendous crime like kidnapping which is fast booming up in Bihar and lending patronage to this business are the makers of the law - the politicians and the police.
Pitted against these social and political circumstances is Ajay Shastri (Ajay Devgan), a young man with small dreams and simple hopes. All he wants to do is to become a police officer and make his father, Professor Raghuvansh Shastri (Mohan Agashe), a proud man and to lead a life of bliss and happiness with Megha (Bipasha Basu), whom he loves. But his dreams are obstacled because of certain choices made by his father, who is a deeply principled and conscientious man. As a result, Ajay gets sucked into a world, which is grim and corrupt, a world which is completely divergent from the one he hoped for. It's Megha who plays Ajay's mentor and tries her best to see him through his disappointments. Nana Patekar plays the antagonist, who is a ruthless minority political leader running a parallel government, which encompasses the political, bureaucratic, the criminal and the philanthropic.
APAHARAN will be Prakash Jha's another movie in the league of GANGAJAL, which paints the political and social turmoil in Bihar in a realistic fashion. The film stars Ajay Devgan (his second film with the ace filmmaker after GANGAJAL), Bipasha Basu, Mohan Agashe and Nana Patekar in pivotal roles. Also a host of talented actors like Yashpal Sharma, Mukesh Tiwari, Dayashankar Pandey, Akhilendra Mishra to name a few who'll play the supporting roles. Prakash Jha has teamed up once again with the US based musician Wayne Sharp, who will provide the background music for the film. Wayne had earlier won the Filmfare award for his haunting musical score for GANGAJAL.
This film will also mark the debut of the popular model Mrinalini Sharma, who appeared in the commercials of Parker pens with Amitabh Bachchan and Cream Bell with Saif Ali Khan. She will be seen dancing to a sizzling number choreographed by Remo D'souza. The raunchy number, the filmmaker claims will be unlike the regular item number, and is included in the film to facilitate the narrative and to speed up the protagonist's progress, after he enters the dark and corrupt world.
Prakash Jha, who is known for his thought-provoking and considerate films, is ready to dish out another sensitive and cult subject through this film.1 Slated for a November release, APAHARAN will be one of the most anticipated movies in the coming times.