New Delhi: Filmmaker Prakash Jha said that his upcoming film Jai Gangaajal is not a sequel to his 2003 film Gangaajal.
Gangaajal starred Ajay Devgn as a cop assigned to put an end to the autocratic rumblings of local politicians and goons in a town in Bihar.
In the sequel, the male protagonist has been replaced with a female cop named Abha Mathur, played by Priyanka Chopra. The film has been extensively shot in Madhya Pradesh.
"It (Jai Gangaajal) can't be a sequel. That (Gangaajal) was a film which had a protagonist with a situation and was complete in itself. Jai Gangaajal is a story of police-society relationship revisited. I am telling the story of a policeman, who happens to be from today's time," Mr Jha told IANS in a telephonic interview.
"What happened with Ajay's character years ago was completely different and what is happening with Priyanka's character will be different," he added.
Written and directed by Mr Jha, Jai Gangaajal is produced by Prakash Jha Productions and Play Entertainment. It also features Manav Kaul, Rahul Bhat, Murli Sharma and Ninand Kamath.
Mr Jha, who is known for films like Raajneeti and Satyagraha, said that Priyanka's character in Jai Gangaajal will also face troubles like Ajay's character did in Gangaajal. The film will also highlight the issues faced by women in the police force. (Also Read: Prakash Jha: Much Has Changed Since I Made Gangaajal)
"Today, when a female police officer is brought in, people think they will be able to manipulate her, but she turns out to be a tough nut to crack. So, conflicts and confrontations start happening," said Mr Jha.
Jai Gangaajal is scheduled to release on March 4 2016.