Narendra Jha ‘happy to be part of period epic Mohenjo Daro’

Narendra Jha has an academic background in ancient history.

Narendra Jha has an academic background in ancient history.

Though period epic Mohenjo Daro has failed to live up to expectations, actor Narendra Jha is happy to be part of Ashutosh Gowariker’s high-budget film.

The actor who has done his post graduate studies in India’s ancient history from the Jawaharlal Nehru University said, “I am happy that Mohenjo Daro happened and I was a part of it. Since I have an academic background in ancient history, it would have been saddening for me and my close ones if I was not a part of it.”

Speaking about the failure of Mohenjo Daro at the box office, Jha said he thinks that a negative perception about the film had been created even before its release. “People started talking about historical facts and distorting history even before the film released. I don’t know why they started doubting whether the film would do justice to such a big subject. People started talking about elements like dress, headgear but not the story.

That must have gone against the film. But I am happy with the experience of Mohenjo Daro,” said Jha, who played  Jakhiro, the Madman, in the film.

He said sometimes director’s perception and imagination doesn’t click with the audience. “May be this time it happened to Mohenjo Daro.”

The actor will be next seen in My Father Iqbal, a film set in the backdrop of Kashmir insurgency. The film is based on a real life incident of an engineer from the Valley. Jha, rose to fame after playing Shahid Kapoor’s father in Haider (2014), also about Kasmir.

The actor will also be seen in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees next year. – CINEWS

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