Prakash Jha, the director has addressed the controversies that are around his next web show, Aashram. It looks Aashram takes a deep and incisive look at the faith. It shows how some self-styled godman take advantage of it. The filmmaker says the criticism is not new and he has faced the same in the past too.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, he said, “It always happens with all my work, before it gets released, someone will go to court, governments will ban my films and people are concerned. But once the film releases, everything is quiet and that is going to happen this time too.”
Backlash on Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and Sadak 2
The surroundings for the films have changed after the suspicious death of Sushant Singh Rajput. It is different like Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and Sadak 2 have faced. He said, “I think the world remains the same and people have now received a medium to express themselves, social media has given them a voice. The sane voices will behave in a certain way and people who are used to a rough way to express themselves will do exactly that. Sometimes it is done deliberately, to quieten people who get scared. Fortunately for me, I am not on social media. I have a Twitter account and someone else manages it and is used if only there is something to be communicated. Also, I get most of the information I need through news channels and even they are mostly fake. I instead prefer positive stories, stories of hope.”
Prakash Jha’s digital debut series will be Aashram. It will premiere on MX Player on 28th August. The trailer of the series Aashram dropped earlier this month. The show features Bobby Deol as Baba Nirala of Kashipur. Aashram by Prakash Jha features Chandan Roy Santal, Aaditi Pohankar, Adhyayan Sam and Darshan Kumar in important roles.