KATRINA KAIF AND PRIYANKA CHOPRA TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR PRAKASH JHA’S NEXT?
Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra, both, have been leading ladies in Prakash Jha’s films Rajeenti and Jai Gangajal respectively. Now, Jha is all set to make his comeback as a director and is working on the scripts for Rajneeti 2 and Jai Gangaajal 2, which will be sequels to his earlier films
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, a source close to Jha was quoted as saying, “Prakash Jha is very happy about the critical and commercial success of Lipstick Under My Burkha and now he is ready to start work on his next. Last week he registered two titles—Raajneeti 2 which is a sequel to Raajneeti (2010) and was co-written, directed and produced by him and the other is Jai Gangaajal 2, a sequel to Jai Gangaajal (2016), starring Priyanka Chopra and himself and directed by him. While Raajneeti, a political thriller film, starring, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif was a big hit, Jai Gangaajal had done average business and broken even.”
The source also added that the filmmaker was excited about the two scripts and asked his team of writers to brainstorm and work out the story and concept. “He will begin whichever story gets ready first. Buzz is that Katrina Kaif may be a part of the sequel. In Raajneeti, she had starred in a pivotal role. Prakash Jha plans to introduce a new set of actors as most of the characters in his first film are dead. As of now only, Nana may be a part of it but it all depends on how the story shapes out. Prakash has always expressed interest in revisiting Raajneeti as he finds the politics in the country fascinating. The writers are still brainstorming on whether it will be from where they left the last story (Ranbir leaves for the USA) or if it’ll be a new one.”
Prakash Jha’s creative team is also working on Jai Gangaajal 2. The source adds, “It’s unlikely that Ajay Devgn will come again in the sequel as SP Amit Kumar as he has many films lined up for next year. Priyanka may reprise her role again as IPS Abha Mathur so now it remains to be seen whether it is Priyanka or Katrina in Prakash Jha’s next.”
Whatever maybe the end result we can’t wait for the films to be made!