Sarkar Raj is a crime drama that features politics, deception and crime. Anita Rajan (Aishwarya Rai) is the CEO of Sheppard Power, an energy concern. The company is looking to expand into India where energy needs are at an all-time peak. Rajan sees a possible ally in the form of Shankar Nagare (Abhishek Bachchan), an up and coming political presence in the Maharashtra state. Subhash Nagare (Amitabh Bachchan), Shankar's father, is initially opposed to the idea. He does not like the fact that this new enterprise will displace thousands of local villagers. Shankar convinces his father that the long term benefits outweigh the immediate concerns. Anita and Shankar travel to the towns that will be affected in order to create local support for the project. Opponents of the project come from every angle and Shankar must fight to save his life as well as his political interests. This political thriller was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and released in 2008.