'Aarakshan' gets cleared by Censor Board

Added by harini on Jul 22, 2011
Saif and Deepika in Aarakshan
Saif and Deepika in Aarakshan

The movie ‘Aarakshan’ has come under scrutiny by different groups due to its bold subject. Yet, the movie based on caste based reservation system in India has got a clean chit from the censor board who has issued the movie U/A certificate without any cuts.

"...the news on 'Aarakshan' is that it was shown to the censors today and they have unanimously given it a U/A certificate without a single cut. And apparently they got in the largest panel of members to see it, including various dignitaries and representatives from those committees and commissions that represent areas that were feared could be controversial!" Amitabh posted on his blog.

"That is quite an accomplishment I should say by the director and his film, considering that there was a great deal of talk on the possibilities of it becoming so!" he added.

Recently National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NSCS) had demanded the director of the movie Prakash Jha to screen the movie for them before showing it to anyone else. The director had bluntly rejected to scum to the demands.

Talking about the movie Amitabh Bachchan wrote “Aarakshan' (is) a film on the reservation policy of the country where the issue of securing placements in education and jobs with the intent of providing provision for the under privileged and the poor and for those that get affected because of their caste”.

"A film that looks deep into the commercialization of the educational system, of capitation and equal opportunities, of coaching institutes for those that are affluent, of luring the best teachers to them to secure good merit ...at a fee of course! A bold and intense look within, not taking any sides, but working along with them to a level of awareness and possible solution...," he added.

The movie will release on August 12th and also features Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik Babbar.

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