Prakash Jha is known to make movies with hard hitting subjects. Be it his 'Mrityudand', 'Gangajal', 'Apaharan' or 'Raajneeti’, they have all touched the subjects the other directors generally shy away from.
His latest movie ‘Aarakshan’ is no different. It touches the very delicate issue of reservations for minority communities. This has already caused uproar among few parties and ‘The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)’ has actually asked the director to screen the movie for them before the release.
Apparently, NCSC wants to make sure that the film doesn’t misinterpret the constitutional stand and laws on reservation.
Prakash Jha has decided not to give into the demands and is stern on not showing the movie to anyone except the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The director said that nobody except for CBFC has the right to view a movie before its release. He also added that it is CBFC decision to decide if the movie is in any way provocative and would cause rifts between the different communities inIndia.
The movie stars ‘Amitabh Bachchan’, ‘Saif Ali Khan’, ‘Manoj Bajpayee’, ‘Deepika Padukone’ and ‘Prateik Babbar’. The movie will be released on August 12th 2011.