Dalit outfit stages protest against release of Aarakshan
Published: Friday, Aug 12, 2011, 16:00 IST
Place: Chennai | Agency: PTI
Controversial Hindi movie Aarakshan (Reservation), which has been
banned in three states, saw a Dalit outfit staging a protest here
ahead of its scheduled release today, demanding it be banned in Tamil
The Prakash Jha produced movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan
and Deepika Padukone
Dalit outfit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi staged an agitation in
front of Satyam theatre, where the movie is to be released, demaning
that it be banned in the state.
A party spokesman said cadres had assembled in other places in the
state like Coimbatore, but that the film was not released in theatres
The party claimed more than 100 VCK activists were arrested and
demanded that the movie, banned in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and
Punjab, be banned in Tamil Nadu also.
Jha today moved the Supreme Court seeking its direction to lift ban on
release of his film in these states.
After Uttar Pradesh, its release was banned in Punjab and Andhra
Pradesh yesterday over certain controversial scenes and dialogues,
which the director had said he is ready to delete.
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