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'Satyagraha has essence of Nirbhaya, Gandhi, Anna Hazare'

July 26, 2013 15:17 IST

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The cast of Prakash Jha’s new movie Satyagraha --  Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee and Amrita Rao -- launched a song called Raghupati Raghav from the movie, at a suburban studio on July 25.

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram is a popular bhajan, and was Mahatma Gandhi's favourite.

Director Prakash Jha said that they had modified the song. "We have retained the initial lines of original prayer and added new lines keeping in mind the sentiments of people today,” he informed the media present.

With inputs from PTI.


Image: Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Arjun Rampal
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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The director also said that Satyagraha was not the story of Mahatma Gandhi or social activist Anna Hazare, but the essence is the same.

"Middle class people across the world protest if they are in a democracy. The film is not about Anna Hazare. There is no reflection of his protest. But the essence is with Nirbhaya, Mahatma Gandhi and Anna Hazare," Jha said.

The director was confident that his film will be able to attract the audience to the theatres. "I feel that people will get entertained, people will get engaged and they will feel satisfied after seeing this film and that it is worth their money, it is their time's worth. It is worth the effort to come and see the film," he said.


Image: Amrita Rao, Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Arjun Rampal
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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'I can't ask the questions that today's media do'

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Kareena, who plays a television reporter, said that her character wasn’t inspired from anyone in real life.

"My character isn't inspired from any journalist," the actress said adding,  "Dignity, and integrity is what I am. I can't ask the questions that today's media do."


Image: Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Satyagraha is slated to release on August 23.


Image: Manoj Bajpayee, Ajay Devgn, Amrita Rao, Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Arjun Rampal
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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