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Prakash Jha lashes out at YRF’s alleged monopoly

Says Prakash Jha, “I’m hundred percent with Ajay on this issue not only because he’s a friend but because I know he’s fighting a valid battle against a trade monopoly that exists. Those in the industry who want to sentimentalize the issue are only burying their heads in the sand hiding away from the truth.”

Speaking out loud for the first time Prakash, who has worked extensively with Devgn in the past and is all set to start his new film Satyagrah with Devgn in the lead, expresses disgust at what he calls the alleged monopolistic practices of Yash Raj.

Says Jha, “With due respects to Mr Yash Chopra whom we all have the highest regard for, this kind of thing has to stop. Does Ajay Devgn seem like the kind of guy who would raise such an issue unless he was sure of his facts? I’m a hundred percent behind Ajay because I’ve been a victim of the monopoly.”

Says Prakash, “Why should Ajay allow his film to suffer because of this monopoly? Son Of Sardaar is not a small film. Please understand, Ajay’s fight doesn’t concern the multiplex chain of theatres. It is the single screen theatres which still account for 30 percent of our total revenues that have been pressurized into such a monopolistic commitment during the release of Ek Tha Tiger. Agreed Eid is synonymous with Salman. So flooding theatres with Ek Tha Tiger during Eid made some sense. But why should only Jab Tak Hai Jaan get a major portion of the theatres during Diwali when there is enough room for two releases especially when the other release happens to be a big Ajay Devgn project? Yeh kya baat hui? Eid bhi hamara, Diwali bhi hamara. So what are other filmmakers supposed to do? Wait in the line?”

 

In his fight against what he believes to be a monopolistic trade practice of Yash Raj Films Ajay Devgn is not alone. Filmmaker Prakash Jha, a long-standing friend of Devgn, has pitched in vocally with Ajay, going as far as to say he’s willing to take on the various film guilds and associations in Bollywood in Devgn’s fight against Yash Raj’s alleged monopoly.

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  1. FS

    After Rajneeti, Satyagrah, Prakash Jha will start a new film on Monopoly and who better than Ajay to lead the character :P

  2. Jasp the Wasp

    This is now becoming an enormously melodramatic tu tu main main contest where irrelevant parties are throwing themselves in for the sake of publicity. In the end, this is business, and anybody who thinks that such practices have not been done before are simplistic fools.

  3. Kunal

    Lol at those saying its purely business… When a movie on which crores of rupees are at stake… Is subjected to unfair means…as much as its not even given a chance… Something has to be done!! Those money is on stake would understand this… Its easy for others to say that its purely business…

  4. SCHOLES

    @jaspthewasp

    1) Parties speaking arenot irrelevant, say for instant even though “A” and “B” are invovled, but “C” who belongs to the same universe has to be worried, its like when two members get banned or fight on NG others get involved… for justice, fair play and Equity, and imo anyone who is in Film making, to anyone who is just a spectator has a precious right of being heard, and to comment.

    2) Ok lets say it was done before, ok lets say nobody said before… its like saying rape, corruption used to take place so what if some thing comes out point blank in the open and the people who are officials or ex officials should shut their eyes and say we arent fools shit happens.

    No My Friend, this shit is out in the open…. and its will only get more dirty, and I would actually like to watch out for every one who doesnt open their mouths… who usually does and fails this times… it is the moment when a mens character and integrity are put to test, and we the people also will have to take a stand…. Can such wrong practice (*if wrong) be allowed to exist today?

    I can be honest and say, if one of my fav stars had done, i would be first one to abandon his movie… and for this eg, i would like to say two guys who earned my respect Aamir for saying Dhobi Ghaat isnt commercial cinema stay away, and Ashay refusing to promote Joker.

    It is a test of character and ethics.

    1. Jasp the Wasp

      My point being, how do you know that this “shit” was not done before, by the accusing party (eros) itself? No my friend, what you don’t understand is that this is not a case of SRK vs Ajay (which you are vociferously supporting) but a case of producers’ clash; so where does the concept of “abandoning favs” come up? SRK has done nothing; if you feel angry, feel against YRF, not SRK.

      Secondly, Jha’s comments are absolutely unnecessary in an already-tensed atmosphere; its a clear case of fanning the flames and, in the process, gaining publicity.

      Btw how is Akshay not promoting Joker a thing for respect? Yes, it was a very practical and correct thing to do, but how does that show his ethics?

  5. rajeev singh

    a ego clash which let both the movie down….ajay devgans ego cost him much than what he may have thought but he made few peoples happy by hampering bussiness of JTHJ……..i will blame yash raj movies less since there movie was big ….this may have been sorted out, if both production houses may have talked to each other…….but once you went into clash and u lost plz don’t cry……..

  6. rajeev singh

    noticable thing is pakash jha in his own multiplex in patna is showing JTHJ for 10 shows and SOS for 8 shows

    1. Jasp the Wasp

      Seriously? Now that’s hypocrisy.

  7. Unregistered Street

    So Prakash Jha takes Ajay’s side…what an earth-shattering surprise !! Lol

    This whole thing is so silly… and leaves such a bad taste. I was never all that keen on watching SOS anyway, but with Ajay’s cheap tactics I’ve decide to boycott it completely.

  8. Kunal

    Ajay’s cheap tactics??? wow…some people can be so fucking blind!!

  9. Superstar sam

    wow some are completly bli

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