An Exclusive interview with Prakash Jha, Arjun Rampal & Abhay Deol on Chakravyuh
PRAKASH – Why such theme and more importantly, influences behind such film? This subject matter has been with me for quite sometime. In fact when I was in college, early 70s. It revolved around the land issues in which there was fires and killings, it all flared up, over period of time it was all brutally spread.
PRAKASH – Have you shown a realistic situation? Realistic images content and tried to make it accurate as possible to show how these incidents transpire and how the people are affected by it and how the victims are stuck within it.
PRAKASH – Did the censorship board react to this film? Did they let it pass or did they want to ban few things? To the whole film, the examining committee saw the film and suggested 7 cuts, 4 minor ones and 3 major ones that wasn’t acceptable to me. I found it to be unreasonable that they see fit to ban a song as well as using brand names in it.
PRAKASH – You make films to deliver a strong message, what is the message from Chakravyuh? I just want people to understand the issue. See it in others perspective. My films are inspired by reality and Indian society. I like to fit stories out there, make a movement.
PRAKASH – How was it to work with a big project and only to wrap up so quickly? With me, I want everyone to work hard, get things done on time and plus all the pre-production phase helps to put the shoot together. Rest depends on actors and nature. The pre-production lasted for 4 months. Abhay spent 12 days with me going through the script, Arjun also. We are ready in to our characters, not a single day we exceeded the time limit.