Mumbai: Apparently, it has emerged that Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar is a big movie buff and recently, the politician expressed his desire to watch Prakash Jha’s ‘Aarakshan’ in the company of Bollywood’s greatest actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Nitish Kumar reportedly is an ardent Big B fan. So, when the CM was requested to attend a special screening of ‘Aarakshan’, he said that he would like to watch it in presence of actor Amitabh Bachchan and director Prakash Jha.
Talking to a daily, Prakash Jha shared, “Nitishji, who is a very dear friend, came to visit a new restaurant at my shopping mall in Patna. My representatives there invited him for a special screening of ‘Aarakshan’ on my behalf. He made it clear he would watch it only in Mr Bachchan and my presence."
It was learnt the moment Jha conveyed minister`s request to the actor, Big B immediately agreed to fly down to Patna for a day despite his busy schedule. His travel arrangements to the city are currently being made.
‘Aarakshan’ revolves around caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. Besides Big B, the film also stars Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai and Prateik.
Talking about the CM, a source said, "The last film he saw was ‘Raajneeti,’ and he loved it. He expressed a desire to see the films as this too has a strong political theme.”