Jha saddened by anti-India stance at JNU


Jaipur, Feb 17 : A lone voice from Bollywood has come out in support of the BJP and the Delhi police in the JNU case. Filmmaker and director Prakash Jha says he is saddened by the events and at the alleged anti-India sloganeering at the JNU campus and that anybody in their senses would condemn the incident.

In the city to promote his new movie, Jai Gangajal, starring Priyanka Chopra as an IPS officer, Jha said in an oblique support for the government: “Anybody in their right senses would be uncomfortable and saddened by the actions of those who took an anti-India stance and voiced slogans against our country at the JNU campus. I am also deeply troubled by these incidents.”

But he refused to comment on the police inaction during the court proceedings at Patiala House, where JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked.

Jha, who is also debuting as an actor in the film is also playing a cop along with Chopra, who plays IPS officer Abha Mathur. Chopra had tweeted after the release of trailer: “Here it is…The quickest film I’ve ever shot! Introducing #AbhaMathur in a role & film I am so very proud of.”

With Chopra away in Hollywood for shooting for TV serial Quantico, Jha and his actors Manav Kaul and actor from Jaipur, Jagat Singh Solanki, are promoting the new film, set to be released on March 4. The met the top police officials at the police headquarters here today.

While talking about his new film Jai Gangajal, he was all praise for the police force across the country as he said: “The police works in trying circumstances on several social issues confronting the nation now and we gained and learnt a lot from police officials, who shared their experiences with us. We hope the film will inspire many more girls to go for the IPS. In the film, we have tried to be dramatic and entertaining but have not depicted the events out of the realm of reality. We have not shown that one police official is able to tackle four cars alone by jumping over them. We have tried to be as believable as possible.”

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