Mumbai: Prakash Jha has finalised actor Rahul Bhat in a prominent lead for the sequel of his 2003 film.
Rahul Bhat’s effective portrayal of a troubled father in Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly has won him laurels and accolades both from the audience and critics alike. The movie’s success has certainly opened a whole lot of avenues for Rahul, who’ll be seen in interesting projects like Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor opposite Katrina Kaif and Sudhir Mishra’s Aur Devdas.
If our sources close to Prakash Jha are to be believed, the filmmaker has finalised Rahul to play a prominent role in Gangaajal 2. The film, which will be a sequel to its prequel Gangaajal, revolves around the story of a female IPS officer to be played by Priyanka Chopra.
A source informs, “Prakash has finalised the cast of Gangaajal 2. Apart from Priyanka, who will play an IPS officer, Jha has signed Rahul to play a prominent role in the film. Both Rahul and Priyanka are supposedly pitted opposite each other and apparently there are several confrontation scenes between the two in the movie.”
“Rahul being an extremely unconventional choice, Jha wanted someone who could complement Priyanka in personality and intensity but also someone fresh having an earthy appeal. Although the character that Rahul plays will not be a negative one, Priyanka as well as the film’s co-producer Ajay Devgn have given their go-ahead for the same,” adds the source.