Thursday, August 11, 2011

[ZESTCaste] After ban, Prakash Jha dilutes ‘Aarakshan’

After ban, Prakash Jha dilutes 'Aarakshan'

After ban, Prakash Jha dilutes 'Aarakshan' Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: After facing ban in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab,
filmmaker Prakash Jha finally succumbed to the political pressure and
is ready to make minor cuts in 'Aakrashan,' a film based on
contentious reservation policy, which is all set to release on August

Despite a clean chit from the Censor Board and the Bombay High Court,
Prakash Jha is facing difficulty in getting his film released.

In a joint press conference with Republican Party of India leader
Ramdas Athawale, who demanded certain changes in the film, Jha said
that he is ready to edit scenes with objectionable dialogues from his
controversial film 'Aakrashan.'

When asked the reason behind banning of the film in UP and Punjab, Jha
said that, "it can be politically charged. 'Aarakshan' not only deals
with reservation but also deals with commercialization of education
and we are trying to talk with them (political parties involved in
banning the film in UP and Punjab)."

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab government Wednesday late evening
ordered a ban on Prakash Jha'a multi-starrer 'Aarakshan' across the
state saying some dialogues in the film were provocative and could
incite violence.

The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government said the ban will remain in
force till screening committee constituted by the state previews the
movie and submits its report.

A couple of days back, Maharashtra minister and OBC leader Chaggan
Bhujbal had expressed objection to certain scenes and dialogues in

The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Deepika
Padukone and Prateik Babbar among others in pivotal roles.


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