It has been seen many times in Bollywood that after the bumper success of a film, many other films were made with the same title. However, that film did not get even an iota of benefit from using the title. The film failed at the box office and cost the makers crores of rupees. Along with this, the careers of film stars also started wavering. A similar incident was seen with Priyanka Chopra also, when one of her films came in the name of Ajay Devgan’s film.
New Delhi. Priyanka Chopra may be less seen in Bollywood films today, but at one time her name was very famous in Bollywood. Priyanka was the number-1 actress of Bollywood. Directors were eager to do films with him. However, her career was at stake when she appeared in front of the audience as a police officer in a film, copying Ajay Devgan’s style. The audience had rejected his film outright. His film proved to be a huge flop at the box office.
Here we are talking about director Prakash Jha’s film ‘Jai Gangajal’. This film came in 2016. In this film, Priyanka Chopra was seen in the role of a female IPS officer. She played the role of IPS officer Abha Mathur. In this film, Prakash Jha also worked as an actor for the first time. However, this film disappointed the audience a lot.
Let us tell you that the director had made this film on the lines of ‘Gangaajal’ released on 29 August 2003. The film was earlier named ‘Gangajal-2’. However later it was changed to ‘Jai Gangajal’. Let us tell you that ‘Gangajal’ was also directed by Prakash Jha. Ajay Devgn and Gracy Singh were paired for the first time in the film.
Ajay won the hearts of the audience by playing an IPS officer in the film. The makers made this film for only Rs 7 crores, while the film’s earnings at the Indian box office were Rs 11 crores, while its worldwide collection was Rs 17 crores. It was the 16th film of that year, which had great earnings at the box office. This film was warmly received by the audience whereas Priyanka’s film was rejected.
Seeing the success of the film ‘Gangajal’, Prakash Jha made ‘Jai Gangajal’. The makers had spent around Rs 33 crores on making this entire film. But this film made on a huge budget proved to be a flop. According to media reports, this film had a business of Rs 32 crores and remained limited at the box office. This film proved to be a disaster for Priyanka Chopra’s career. After the flop of this film, Priyanka turned towards Hollywood. Priyanka Chopra had revealed that playing the role of a policeman in ‘Jai Gangajal’ helped her in playing the role of an FBI agent in the Hollywood series Quantico.