This June, Prakash Jha brings to cinemas his epic Raajneeti. Not only epic in scope and story, it also has an all star cast of some of the finest actors in Hindi cinema including: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif Manoj Bajpai, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgan and Arjun Rampal. Raajneeti is a story about Indian politics. About Indian democracy. About Indian elections. Above all, it is the story of a few people who control the destiny of millions. It is the story of their unstoppable ambition, and their bitter and violent battle to achieve it. This is the story of people who understand power – and know how to wield it at will.
Here is a look at the trailer for the film:
The cast and director took part in a press conference and Jha had nothing but praise for his lead actors. About Ranbir’s performance in the film: “I am grateful to God that Ranbir agreed to play this role. He has put in days and nights of effort to play his character and he has done it with utmost honesty.”
About Katrina, who is not playing Sonia Gandhi as rumored, he praised her saying “Katrina is inspiring. Her quality of work, innocence, honesty and dedication is extremely inspiring. The movie was very tough for Katrina and it took her a lot of courage and confidence to essay the role, give it her best. It’s my good luck that I cast her”
Why audiences will identify with the film, the director says, “It is not just a serious political drama, comedy and romance is inherent in the story and everyone will find at least one track that they can empathise with.”
Click on to see stills from the press conference!