Apparently on bad terms with each other for the last two years, actor
Ajay Devgn and filmmaker Prakash Jha seem to have set aside their
differences and will be working together in two movies soon — a sequel
to Gangaajal (2003) and Jha's next film, Satyagrah.
"I will start Gangaajal 2 next
year after wrapping up Satyagrah," says Jha. "I've been wanting
to take the brand (of Gangaajal) forward for a long time. Right now, I
am busy with Chakravyuh, which will be completed in about 10 days."
The actor and filmmaker
reportedly fell out over Devgn's role in the film Raajneeti (2010).
Though the film was a hit, the actor was said to be displeased with the
way his role had turned out. And last year, when he dropped out of Jha's
Aarakshan at the last minute, there were rumours of a major rift
between the two.
But that seems to have been resolved this year,
according to an insider close to the filmmaker. "Jha sir is working on
part two of Gangaajal, which is still in the scripting stages," says the
insider. "It will probably go on the floors some time next year. We
don't know the details of the script, but like the first, the second
part will also be set in Bihar."
Apparently, Jha has already
narrated the basic storyline to Ajay who is believed to have agreed to
do it in principle. If all goes well, work on the sequel will start by
On the other hand, work on Satyagrah, which also
features Amitabh Bachchan, will probably begin in December 2012, with
Devgn playing the lead, says the insider. Jha wants to shoot in winter,
and Devgn will also have wrapped up Sajid Khan's forthcoming Himmatwala
by that time.