On a typical film set where most directors are found sitting by the camera in their director’s chair calling out action, Prakash Jha, the director known for taking on challenging subjects with his films, is always found in midst of the action!
Prakash Jha is always up for a challenge, one would always find Prakash Jha with the film camera on an edge of a bridge without support, or on a crane 50 odd ft above the ground, amidst a chaotic crowd or under a running bulldozer to get a shot just right. Amitabh Bachchan who is working with Prakash Jha for the first time, rightly dubbed him as a “Khaatron Ka Khiladi.”
Being the daredevil director, Prakash Jha escapes a few almost accidents during the shoot. It happened twice during shooting, while taking a shot under the bulldozer, the driver didn’t hear the command to “STOP” from the action director, almost running over Prakash Jha!
Second time, he wasn’t as lucky as he takes off on a scooter by himself during a location shift, and gets into an accident. Un-phased by the injury the “Khataron Ka Khiladi” – Prakash Jha remarks to his crew jokingly “you’ve made me fall, but don’t think I have fallen from grace.”
Be sure to check out Prakash Jha’s latest creation “Aarakshan!” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan, coming to theaters August 12th!