Monday, August 22, 2011

[ZESTCaste] It has been a tough battle: Jha

It has been a tough battle: Jha
Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, August 20, 2011

Inspite of facing "tough battle" to release his film Aarakshan, the
movie has managed to amass Rs 58.5 crore within its first week of
release. "I'm very happy with the audience response to Aarakshan. I've
been flooded with congratulatory messages and calls. The film seems to
be touching
many people,"s Jha said in a statement.

Aarakshan, which deals with the sensitive issue of caste-based quota
system in India's educational system, was banned in Punjab, Uttar
Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh for fear of anti-Dalit comments in it.

However, the ban was lifted from Punjab and Andhra Pradesh a day after
its worldwide release of August 12. In Uttar Pradesh, the ban was
lifted August 19.

"It has been an unexpectedly tough battle to release the film... I
hope no filmmaker ever has to go through what I went through. I'm
grateful for the support of audiences worldwide who have been watching
and enjoying the film," Jha said.


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