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Prakash Jha set to venture into digital space?

Image Source: India Today
Image Source: India Today

Not only actors, but the digital world has fascinated several big Bollywood filmmakers also. While directors like Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap have already made their digital debut with the critically acclaimed Netflix original Sacred Games (2018), there is a long list of filmmakers who will be plunging into the world of digital very soon, including Ali Abbas Zafar and Kabir Khan.

The latest we hear that well-known filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is known for helming a series of political and socio-political films such as Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal (2003) and Aarakshan (2011), is also planning to produce a web-show. According to reports, the filmmaker is working on a series which will stream on the recently launched OTT platform MX Player. Since the project is at a very initial stage, there is no update on its genre, storyline and casting.

On the direction front, the eminent filmmaker is gearing up to release his next directorial venture titled Pareeksha. Starring Adil Hussain, Priyanka Bose and Sanjay Suri, the movie takes a satirical take on the education system of India.

“The film is about an auto-rickshaw driver who takes children to school and dreams of giving the same quality education to his own child,” Prakash Jha told an Indian daily, adding, “Inspired by real incidents and real people, this was a story living and growing with me for some time.”

Spilling some more beans on the story of the film, the filmmaker said, “The film is about Buchhi, who drives children from affluent homes to an expensive private English school every morning and dreams of giving his child the same quality education. This dream sets him on a dangerous path. The rest of the film is about the consequences of his dream.”

The official release date of Pareeksha is yet to be announced. But if sources are to be believed, it might enter theatres towards the end of the year.