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Is this Jha’s revenge on Priyanka?

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It’s a known fact that with her ‘Quantico’ and BAYWATCH commitments in the West, Priyanka Chopra was able to devote barely any time to promoting her film JAI GANGAAJAL back in India. So we were treated to the sight of director Prakash Jha, who also made his acting debut in the film, doling out promotional bytes about his upcoming film, minus his leading lady.

With the film releasing, it came as a surprise to see how much footage Jha had accorded himself in the film! Now we see a certain PR machinery going into overdrive, tom-tomming Jha’s success as an actor in the film! Excerpts of the compliments that have come his way from film reviewers are being splashed across the media.

If one talks about Jha’s “ease in front of the camera and decent acting abilities,” another says, “Prakash Jha himself, as the corrupt policeman who later realizes the significance of his khakhi, and tries to make amends, is the surprise package of the film. He lives his character and has a commanding screen presence.” Priyanka as IPS Abha Mathur is practically taking second place to Prakash’s Bhola Nath Singh! After this debut, Jha might do well to pursue his budding career as an actor – stars would be too scared of playing second fiddle to him in a film that features him as actor-director!