Model-turned actor Arjun Rampal says that since he has worked with the director and the star cast before, the project was like going back home for him. The actor has also featured in Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh and Raajneeti.
“It was fantastic. This is Prakash’s most ambitious project. There is a wonderful star cast, all of whom I have worked with a lot. It was like going back home and having a good time” he said.
He said that he had to spend a lot of time with the other actors during the shooting of the film and that made a memorable experience. “The film is quite intense… We spent a lot of time on and off set together. We were in Bhopal for 60 days,” he said.
“Prakash had not really got a character for me. He was working on Chakravyuh and he was scriptingSatyagraha. He told me if he gave me a part, would I do it? I said yes. It became a full-fledged role and when I read the part, I really liked it” he added.
However Arjun did not wish to play a similar role to what he had played in Raajneeti.
“My fear was since I was going back with Prakash in a political thriller, will my character be similar to what I had played before. I wanted to stay clear from that. Prakash wanted to do something new and I was wondering how he will do that this time” said Arjun.
He will be seen as a young and volatile person in Satyagraha, but in a different way.
“The character is different from what I played in Raajneeti, he is young and volatile but in a different way. He is not a selfish man or come from a rich home. He is a guy who is from the grassroots. He is the muscle power of that campaign,” said 40-year-old actor.
Satyagraha is scheduled to release on August 30 and it will feature Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal and Amrita Rao.