Aarakshan still has objectionable dialogues: SC/ST panel
Marya ShakilMarya Shakil, CNN-IBN
Updated Aug 10, 2011 at 09:59pm IST
New Delhi: The Chairman of the SC/ST commission PL Punia got a
pre-screening of Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" and sought to play super
censor, saying there were objectionable dialogues. But the Censor
Board chief Leela Samson was categorical and the movie will be
released without any further cuts. The film releases this Friday.
Even as politicians battle to decide the content of the film, the
Central board of film certification emboldened by the Bombay High
Court's green signal on Tuesday made it clear that they call the
"We have asked Central Board of film certification that keeping in
view our observations, you must order for a comprehensive revision of
the film," said Punia.
"We have approved, we can't hold back the release of the film," said
The strongest words for the political super censors came from the lead
actor in the film Amitabh Bachchan and the director.
"I do believe this is happening because some people want to exploit
the situation without even know or understanding what the film is
about," said Amitabh Bachchan.
Prakash Jha said, "There are people saying I have made a film for
reservation and some are saying it is anti-reservation. So the
allegations will continue."
From its mahurat shot, 'Aarakshan' ramains cast in controversy from
alleged anti-dalit dialogues and attacking commercialisation the film
got a political twist just before the release. The build up has been
good but for the final verdict however it is the box office that will
decide this Friday.
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