Satyagraha? Not in real life, says Ajay Devgn

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Apr 22, 2013 04:28 IST
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    Prakash Jha's upcoming multi-starer Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire is said to be inspired from the recent anti-corruption movement that brought political discussions out of ...

  • Amitabh Bachcan

    Amitabh Bachcan's character in Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire is supposed to be based on the real-life character of Anna Hazare. Anna Hazare was the ...

  • Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan

    Kareena Kapoor's character in Satygraha- Democracy Under fire is said to be based on Amercian journalist Christian Amanpour. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn

    The anti-corruption movement from which Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire is said to be inspired, saw the common man of the country standing up for ...

  • Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Rao

    Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Amrita Rao in a still from Satyagraha- Democracy Under Fire. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

  • Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan

    Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Satyagraha- Democracy under Fire. Ajay Devgn's character is said to be loosely based on Arvind Kejriwal, ...

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal

    Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal in a still from Satyagraha- Democracy Under Fire. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan plays a revolutionary who believes in Gandhian values in Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

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    Prakash Jha's movie Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire focusses on mass movements. Police try to control the protesters in this still from the movie. (Photo ...

After back-to-back super-hits such as Bol Bachchan and Son Of Sardaar last year — both of which were comedies — Ajay Devgn is back to playing serious roles. The actor has played such roles in the past, most notably in Gangaajal (2003), Yuva (2004) and Raajneeti (2010). In the political drama Satyagraha, which is currently being shot in Bhopal, the actor plays the role of a politician.

In the film directed by Prakash Jha, Ajay will be donning the avatar of a political activist and, as per sources, his character is loosely based on real-life social activist Arvind Kejriwal. And whether it is just a coincidence or not, recently, there have been a lot of rumours that Ajay might actually get into politics in real life, much like his reel life counterpart. In fact, the actor has stated that this question has been asked to him repeatedly.

However, Ajay clears the air when asked if he would take to politics. He says, “I don’t foresee myself entering politics any time soon. Nor will I favour or support any political party.” Ask him why he chooses to stay away from it and he says, “I am an actor and I love my job. My work requires 100 per cent concentration and time and there is no time for anything else apart from my family.”

After Satyagraha, Ajay will take a short break and then begin work on Prabhudheva’s next, followed by Rohit Shetty’s sequel to Singham (2011).

 

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