Prakash Jha's "Raajneeti" gives an incisive look
at the electoral politics of India and digs into the unscrupulous
motives of the politicians behind their pledge of reformation.
Ajay Devgn says his character in the film is inspired by Karna
in the epic "Mahabharata".
"Mine is not a negative character. He does things as the
character is supposed to do. The characters are inspired by
the 'Mahabharata'. And I am playing the character of Karna.
Karna was someone who was on the wrong side, knowing that he
is on the wrong side...," Ajay said.
"When he was asked to come to the right side, he knew
he could come and be the boss, but he refused. He was selfless
only for a promise he had made and that's what my character
is all about," he added.
The dark political drama also stars talented performers like
Manoj Bajpai, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal,
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
There were reports that Katrina's character was modelled on
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, but Ajay says the film has
no resemblance to real life politicians.
"I think that no incident in the film or the characters
are inspired from any real political incident. Not that I can
pinpoint any particular incident. But when you see the film,
you will be shocked to see real motives that we people don't
understand. We read newspapers where we are told that this has
happened because of this reason and we understand that. When
you see the film, you will know that it gets dirtier,"
After "Raajneeti", Ajay will be seen in a new look
in the third instalment of laugh riot "Golmaal", but
he is reluctant to reveal any details about his look and character
"I have been told not to talk about 'Golmaal 3'. I can
only say it has no resemblance to its earlier films. It's a
hardcore comedy. When you see the film, you will come to know
why I have taken this look," he said.