Director Prakash Jha to contest for Lok Sabha
Prakash Jha, director of such acclaimed films like Damul, Parinati, Mrutyudand, Gangajal and Apaharan is all geared up to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections from West Champaran. He contested the 2004 elections from the same constituency and lost.
At present he is shooting Rajaniti in his native village Champaran. This film, having political overtones, features Arjun Rampal, Ajay Devgan and Nana Patekar. Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor play politicians and their roles are supposedly based on the lives of Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.
The film deals with the political rivalry between two fictional political parties, the Prajatantrik Party and the Jan Shakti Party.