Tuesday, July 26, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' anti-dalit: PL Punia



Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' anti-dalit: PL Punia
Updated Jul 23, 2011 at 03:31pm IST

New Delhi: The Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled
Castes PL Punia criticised Prakash Jha's forthcoming film 'Aarakshan'
and called it 'anti-dalit'. Filmmaker Prakash Jha has defended his
soon to be released film which stars Amitabh Bachchan.

He had asked the Film Censor Board for permission to watch the film
before its release. He will meet the board on Monday to discuss the

Jha said, "I will not attribute my comments to PL Punia because he has
not seen the movie yet. But the Censor Board has seen the movie and
they do not feel that the movie was anti-dalit. They should trust my
track record of doing films with sensitivity. These are perceptions
which I am sure will be cleared once the movie is out."

'Aarakshan' was issued a U/A certificate without a single cut by the
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), according to megastar
Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a pivotal role in the film.

The movie also features Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj
Bajpayee and Prateik Babbar.

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