Prakash Jha says no to politics

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2011, 20:03 PM IST

New Delhi: After losing twice in Lok Sabha elections, Prakash Jha seems to have realised that `Raajneeti` is good for him only on the big screen.

The director, who is known for making movies based on contemporary socio-political issues, fought and lost election
to the Lok Sabha from his native Champaran in 2004. He again lost election to the Lok Sabha in 2009 as Lok Janashakti Party candidate from West Champaran.

Asked whether he has plans to contest again during the
2014 Lok Sabha elections, Jha said he is done with electoral politics.

"I am done with electoral politics. I have realised that it is not for me. I am not planning to participate in any election in future. I am happy making movies," the filmmaker, who was here to promote his upcoming film, `Aarkashan`, told
reporters.

After the success of `Raajneeti`, Jha is once again tackling a sensitive subject in the upcoming film, which stars Bollywood biggies like Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.

But the director is not taking any sides in his movie, which, he says, is an attempt to understand the reason and effects of reservation in India.

"It is not the reservation only that I am talking about in this movie. It is also about the commercialisation of education that is closely related to reservation. It took me four years to understand the social context of the issue and develop it into a narrative," Jha said.

PTI