After facing protests from Republican Party of India (RPI) for anti-Dalit content, Prakash Jha's film Aarakshan has once again come under the brunt of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Senior NCP cabinet minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Wednesday announced an agitation to protest against the anti-reservation policy in the forthcoming Amitabh Bachchan starrer film Aarakshan.
The minister for public works department in the Democratic Front government Bhujbal, announced that his social outfit Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad, will launch agitation against Aarakshan to prevent any motive of imparting anti-reservation policy through the film.
Bhujbal leading the cause against the Other Backward Castes (OBC) in Maharashtra said (DNA reports), “At the outset I would like to state that I have not seen the film. But if any body tries to use his/her freedom to initiate any campaign against reservation which encompasses almost 80% of the total population, they would be given a befitting reply."
However, he emphasised that the agitation will be held out to convey the message in a non-violent manner. Bhujbal who has always supported that the backward and suppressed sections of the society wants to cease all means that may affect the present reservation policy in India.
Aarakshan, meaning reservation is a film by ace director Prakash Jha and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar in the leading roles. The film which is slated for an August 12 release, has sparked a lot of protest from the different political parties.