Ajay Devgn to star in Gangaajal sequel
Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, June 07, 2012
First Published: 17:49 IST(5/6/2012)
Last Updated: 18:04 IST(7/6/2012)
Apparently on bad terms with each other for the last two years, actor Ajay Devgn and filmmaker Prakash Jha seem to have set aside their differences and will be working together in two movies soon — a sequel to Gangaajal (2003) and Jha’s next film, Satyagrah.
“I will start Gangaajal 2 next
year after wrapping up Satyagrah,” says Jha. “I’ve been wanting to take the brand (of Gangaajal) forward for a long time. Right now, I am busy with Chakravyuh, which will be completed in about 10 days.”
The actor and filmmaker reportedly fell out over Devgn’s role in the film Raajneeti (2010). Though the film was a hit, the actor was said to be displeased with the way his role had turned out. And last year, when he dropped out of Jha’s Aarakshan at the last minute, there were rumours of a major rift between the two.
But that seems to have been resolved this year, according to an insider close to the filmmaker. “Jha sir is working on part two of Gangaajal, which is still in the scripting stages,” says the insider. “It will probably go on the floors some time next year. We don’t know the details of the script, but like the first, the second part will also be set in Bihar.”
Apparently, Jha has already narrated the basic storyline to Ajay who is believed to have agreed to do it in principle. If all goes well, work on the sequel will start by mid-2013.
On the other hand, work on Satyagrah, which also features Amitabh Bachchan, will probably begin in December 2012, with Devgn playing the lead, says the insider. Jha wants to shoot in winter, and Devgn will also have wrapped up Sajid Khan’s forthcoming Himmatwala by that time.