'Jha is strongly inspired by Anna'

By HT

Mumbai, July 22 -- Director Prakash Jha might not say so, but the trailer of Satyagraha seems to have enough references to Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign.

As a result, some sequences in the promo seem to already have created a stir in the Hazare camp, as they look for resemblance between real people and Jha's characters. Kumar Vishwas, a close aide to Hazare, reveals that apart from Amitabh Bachchan (supposedly based on Hazare), he saw shades of himself in Arjun Rampal's character, while Ajay Devgn's character seems similar to politician-activist Arvind Kejriwal.

"The three characters in the film are so similar to the real people that it's evident that he (Jha) is strongly inspired by Anna's movement. Arjun Rampal's costume features kurtas and shawls - the dress code I maintained throughout the movement. Ajay Devgn is seen in half-sleeve shirts, the same as what Arvind (Kejriwal) used to wear during the movement," says Vishwas.

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