Show me the money Mr.JhaApril 7th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It was interesting to read in the news papers last week that producer-director Prakash Jha is, amongst the richest candidate contesting the Lok Sabha elections in the first phase on 16th April. Now we are left wondering as to Jha who is known more for his medium budget movies or art films which sometimes run and majority of times falter at the box office could assemble such huge wealth.
It is only in the recent few years of his career that he made commercial films like Gangaajal and Apaharan. Other wise, he was known as the maker of films like Damul, Hip Hip Hurray and Mrityudand. Since art films are made at low budgets, the margins of profit in them are also very limited.
Given this background of Prakash Jha, his declaration of assets worth over Rs. 55 crore came as a surprise to people in the film industry. The National Award winning filmmaker has agricultural land, besides commercial and residential property in Bombay, Patna and Champaran where he was born in a farmer’s family. His immovable property alone is estimated to be worth Rs. 15.6 crore. Hip Hip Hurray to that. -Sampurn Media
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