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Varma's Sarkar sequel to be called Sarkar Raj
Subhash K Jha, IANS
Mumbai, July 07, 2007
First Published: 16:11 IST(7/7/2007)
Last Updated: 12:32 IST(10/7/2007)
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma.

Ram Gopal Varma's sequel to Sarkar will be called Sarkar Raj. The director is satisfied with the title and says it is apt because it defines the political intrigue in a family like the Corleones in The Godfather.

Part two brings together the Bachchans - Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya.

"That's the title I thought of when I wanted to do the sequel," Varma told IANS. "Somehow Sarkar 2 or Sarkar Again seems off the mark."

"Sarkar Raj is apt because I feel it defines the political intrigue in a family like the Corleones in The Godfather or the Nagare family in Sarkar. Like the first part the second will be a family film. It was never meant to be an underworld film," he added.

Apart from the Bachchans, Sarkar Raj features mostly unknown faces.

"I've taken lots of stage and theatre actors because I want the film to look fresh and very different from the earlier part."

The director is working with Aishwarya for the first time.

"We've worked hard on the look. The glamour of Aishwarya in Sarkar Raj will be that she won't be glamorous. She's so intrinsically beautiful it will be a challenge to make her look simple. But I want her to look like nothing she has done so far."

As for the Big B, "Mr Bachchan and I've discussed at least a dozen ideas. If I had my way I'd have Mr. Bachchan in all my films. Nishabd, Sholay and Sarkar Raj are our three films together this year."

Cutting down the belief that the Big B would have less to do in the Sarkar sequel, Varma said: "Though Abhishek takes over the empire, he would still be looking at Mr. Bachchan for guidance in the film."


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