Jai Gangaajal Total Budget & Screens
Filmmaker Prakash Jha says his forthcoming film “Jai Gangaajal” can’t be called a sequel of his 2003 film “Gangaajal” as it unfolds a new chapter on the big screen about society-police relationship, with actress Priyanka Chopra facing new challenges. Priyanka has donned the khaki uniform for the film, which will hit the screens on March 4 next year. The movie, which was earlier named “Gangaajal 2”, will narrate the nexus between police, society and politicians. Jha’s “Gangaajal”, which featured actor Ajay Devgn, also revolved around the same topic. The filmmaker asserted that he’s revisiting the territory, albeit with a whiff of freshness.
Written and directed by Jha, “Jai Gangaajal” has been produced by Prakash Jha Productions and Play Entertainment. It also stars Manav Kaul, Rahul Bhat, Murli Sharma and Ninand Kamath. Jha, who is known for framing the reality of society with films like “Raajneeti” and “Satyagraha”, noted that just like Ajay’s character was shown caught in a dilemma in the 2003 film, Priyanka will also face troubles in the forthcoming movie. The film will also touch upon the hardships of women in the police force, and how she emerges as a “tough nut” to crack.
Priyanka Chopra will soon be seen on the silver screen donning the police uniform as ‘Jai GangaaJal’ hits the screens on March 4. However, the actress is hardly seen promoting the movie as Piggy Chops is away shooting for her Hollywood debut, ‘Baywatch’. When director Prakash Jha is asked about Priyanka’s absence from the promotions, he defensively says, “She is promoting all the time, giving interviews on skype and tweeting all the time. Priyanka is also doing channel interviews from there.”
PeeCee has been in the news for her international projects and Prakash Jha wants to be supportive of his actress, “We are happy that she is being offered that kind of job which is everyone’s dream. We are with her dreams. As for her responsibility for ‘Jai GangaaJal’, she is doing the best possible. Unfortunately, there is no item song in the film that we would have made her dance to.” Priyanka is portraying SP Abha Mathur in ‘Jai GangaaJal’, the film which is made at a budget of approximately Rs 10 crore, produced by Prakash Jha