Angelina Jolie in Prakash Jhaâ€™s next flick
After the success of political flick, ‘Raajneeti’, director Prakash Jha is wiling to re-work on ‘Draupadi’ which is also a modern adaptation of the great epic Mahabharata. ‘Draupadi’ was a dream project of Jha and two years back, he was destined to make the film with Madhuri Dixit but things did not work out. Now he wanted to start working on the script and make it in English rather than Hindi and he is planning to rope in Hollywood star Angelina Jolie for the lead role.
Talking to a news daily, Jha said, “‘Draupadi’ is the ultimate tribute to womanhood. I’ve wanted to make it for years. Yes, Madhuri was my choice earlier. But now I’m going to make it as an international film with an international cast on a budget that would make the film a grand epic.”
“The actors have to be exotic in their features since my ‘Draupadi’ would be set in the mountains. If you’ve seen Peter Brooks’s celebrated stage adaptation of the Mahabharata it starred Mallika Sarabhai who does have exquisite features,” Jha said.