Hope PC’s in­ter­na­tional fame helps my film: Jha

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Film­maker Prakash Jha (above), who has roped in ac­tor Priyanka Cho­pra (left) for the se­quel to his hit 2003 cop drama Gan­gaa­jal, hopes that the star’s new in­ter­na­tional fame will help the up­com­ing movie.

The film will see the 33-year-old, who has been cat­a­pulted to global fame thanks to her mu­sic videos and lead role in Amer­i­can TV se­ries Quan­tico, play a tough cop. “Priyanka has now achieved im­mense in­ter­na­tional pop­u­lar­ity. I hope that her fame is good for the film,” says Jha.

Al­though Gan­gaa­jal had ac­tor Ajay Devgn as the lead in the role of a cop, Jha says that the story of the se­quel made him chose a fe­male pro­tag­o­nist. “It is about a cor­rupt sys­tem which was work­ing very well, but they need a po­lice of­fi­cer who doesn’t in­ter­fere in the sys­tem. So they de­cide to get a lady of­fi­cer who will not give them any trou­ble. But things turn out to be dif­fer­ent,” says Jha. “It has been more than 10 years since the first story. The re­la­tion­ship be­tween peo­ple and po­lice then and now has changed. So, I think it was nec­es­sary to make a film on the changed sce­nario,” he adds.

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

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