There were recent reports which stated that Satyagraha is based on social activists Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, but filmmaker Prakash Jha cleared the air by stating that the film is about the relationship between a father and a son.
He said to the Times of India, “The film is about a man who is a retired school principal and a man who is successful in life but wants a father. It has nothing to do with Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare.”
Apparently, Ajay Devgn is said to be portraying Arvind Kejriwal and Amitabh Bachchan is said to be portraying Anna Hazare. But Prakash says that they are showing protests as a whole and not focussing on any real activists. He also said he has been working on this script for almost 3 years.
He said,”My idea behind this is protests asa a whole. The society is going through a revolution and protests are happening everywhere in the world. That is what I’m trying to show in my film.”
However, Prakash Jha has used the much popular ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ in his film, to which he said that the song is the only way where he has somehow directly involved Mahatma Gandhi.
Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Rao and Manoj Bajpayee will also feature in the film. The film is said to hit the theatres by 15th August.