Thursday, July 14, 2011

Aarakshan faces obstacle from National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Prakash Jha has always made films with a hard-hitting subject be it Mrityudand, Gangajal, Apaharan or Raajneeti. His latest Aarakshan too is based on the touchy issue of caste reservation and this seems to have got the film into some kind of trouble.

Apparently, The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has asked the filmmaker to screen the film for them before release. It's believed that the Commission wants to make sure that the film does not misrepresent the constitutional stand and laws on reservation. 

However, Prakash Jha is in no mood to give in to their demands and feels that he is not obliged to show his film to anybody apart from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The filmmaker has said that if the Censor board feels that it wants to show the film to any other body then it is their prerogative. 

Aarakshan stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik in lead roles. The film is scheduled for release on August 12.

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