Hope PC’s international fame helps my film: Jha
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.