Bollywood star Arjun Rampal who will be seen in Satyagraha which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee says that he was previously worked the Prakash Jha, the director of the film and the project felt like ‘going back home‘ for him. Arjun Rampal has worked with the same cast in Raajneeti and Chakravyuh before.
“It was fantastic. This is Prakash’s most ambitious project. There is a wonderful star cast, all of whom I have worked with a lot. It was like going back home and having a good time,” Arjun said.
The actor said that he had to spend a lot of time with the other actors during the shooting of the film, and that made it a memorable experience. “The film is quite intense … We spent a lot of time on and off set together. We were in Bhopal for 60 days,” he said.
Jha had approached Arjun for the film while filming their last film Chakravyuh itself. “Prakash had not really got a character for me. He was working on Chakravyuh and he was scripting Satyagraha. He told me if he gave me a part, would I do it? I said yes. It became a full-fledged role and when I read the part, I really liked it,” said the model-turned-actor.
“My fear was since I was going back with Prakash in a political thriller, will my character be similar to what I had played before. I wanted to stay clear from that. Prakash wanted to do something new and I was wondering how he will do that this time,” he said.
Arjun’s will be seen as a young and volatile person in the film, but in a different way.
“The character is different from what I played in Raajneeti, he is young and volatile but in a different way. He is not a selfish man or come from a rich home. He is a guy who is from the grassroots. He is the muscle power of that campaign,” he said.
Satyagraha is set to release August 30 and recently, Prakash Jha claimed that the movie is actually the second part of Raajneeti and the third part is yet to come.