Arjun Rampal to play Godman Asaram Babu

Arjun Rampal is all set to play controversial spiritual guru Asaram Babu in Prakash Jha’s next movie, titled, ‘Satsang’.  Names like Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpai was placed but finally Arjun Rampal has been chosen for the role.

When asked about the movie, Arjun said: "I got to know about this news today morning only through newspapers. I don't know about it."

Speaking about his preparation for the film, "I think, I will have to work a lot to play Asaram Bapu (Laughs)...mujhe bahut mehnat karni padegi Asaram Bapu banne ke liye," he added in a lighter note.

Recently, Asaram Babu has been caught in a sex scandal and was currently in jail. He has applied for jail but his bail plea was rejected. One of his devotees accused Asaram Babu of sexual assault. Reportedly 'Satsang' will also throw light on the recent controversy surrounding Asaram.

Prakash Jha’s last release ‘Satyagraha’ was highly applauded and received a good response at the box-office.