Mumbai, June 4 -- Prakash Jha is bringing Gandhian values to the 21st century by modifying the iconic bhajan 'Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram' for his latest film. This change is a joint effort between Jha and lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who felt that they needed to tweak the song to make it more relevant to present times.
"Gandhiji was the first to use the word 'Satyagraha' and he was also instrumental in popularising the song 'Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram'. So we thought of using it in our film, albeit in today's context. The film shows the angst of young people today, who are standing up for their rights, needs and demands. That's why we thought of transforming the song to suit the context," says Jha.
Ask him if he needed permission to use the song, and he says, "It's a universal song and a prarthana (prayer). We haven't changed the lines, just the