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With Lokpal on his mind Anna Hazare promises Ramlila sequel

If The Lokpal Bill Doesn't Happen Then Again I Will Head To Ramlila Maidan, He Said.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Jun 2016, 07:22:40 PM
Anna Hazare unveiling his biopic's poster


Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has threatened to again go on a protest if the Lokpal bill is not passed soon. "If the Lokpal bill doesn't happen then again I will head to Ramlila Maidan," he said during the unveiling of his biopic poster.

Anna Hazare launched the official poster of director Shashank Udapurkar's "Anna", a feature film based on his life. While Shashank is playing the titular role, Kajol's younger sister Tanisha Mukherji will be seen as a journalist.

The poster features Anna waving to his supporters. "At the age of 25, I had decided I will serve my country till my last breath. My age is 79 today but my determination is same. Nothing is impossible," Hazare told reporters at the poster launch here.

"For the sake of the society and country, someone has to sacrifice his life. I chose not to get married and serve for the society. In a way, I don't have a family but I have so many people (common people), who are my family," he said.

Presented by The Rise Pictures Pvt Ltd and produced by Mahendra Jain, "Anna" also stars Govind Namdeo, Sharat Saxena and Kishor Kadam. Hazare said besides his much-revered anti-corruption fight, "Anna" also features incidents from his childhood, something which people are not aware about.

"The makers have included incidents from my childhood as well as what I have done."

When asked if "Anna" will have someone playing now Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was once Hazare's associate during the fight, the activist said, "I don't know. I haven't seen the film yet. As it is there is nothing muc h between him and me.

"My road is of struggle and I will continue to follow that path for my country. I focus on my work," he said.

Hazare started a hunger strike in April 2011 to exert pressure on the Indian government for Jan Lokpal Bill, an ombudsman with the power to deal with corruption in public places.

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First Published : 28 Jun 2016, 06:56:00 PM