Big B to portray Anna Hazare in Prakash Jha's Satyagraha

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Mumbai, Aug 24: Filmmaker Prakash Jha after his controversial film Aarakshan, is now all set for his next script that would highlight the corruption issue in Indian politics.

His next movie Satyagraha would address the nationwide anti-corruption protest held by the Gandhian crusader Anna Hazare. Surprisingly, the lead role of Anna Hazare will be played by superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

Talking about his film, Jha said, "I am at the moment working on the script of Satyagraha. It is about peaceful protest, though not on a pan India level. The cast is yet to be finalised, but Bachchan saab will be in the film."

Jha, inspired by Anna's protest explains, "The upsurge of mass protest against corruption that Anna Hazare has generated is indeed unprecedented and remarkable. However, what bothers me is that only one opinion is prevailing in this movement towards eradicating corruption, and that could damage the whole noble purpose of the protest. It is the Lok Pal bill the way Anna Hazare saab wills it to be, or not at all. There has to be a less hardline approach to a matter as deep-rooted as corruption. Also, the fight against corruption should be more focused and specific in its motivation. For instance, why not start by simply campaigning against anyone giving or taking a bribe?"

Big B's character in the film would portray many of the elements of Anna, but the film will make a marked departure from the ideology of an autonomous movement.

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