Actor Amitabh Bachchan, playing lead in Prakash Jha's upcoming film
Aarakshan, has been barred from speaking on the
reservation issue in any part of Uttar Pradesh. The director
producer Jha is very disappointed and has seeked an answer from
Chief Minister Mayawati on the ban.
Jha is, determined to make the lead actor talk on the
reservation subject in UP. Therefore he planned of a seminar on job
reservations in Lucknow University. But failed to get the
permission. The director then hired the Indira Gandhi auditorium
inoder to hold a seminar, but again they were denied permission by
the Lucknow Development Authority.
The filmmaker therefore has gone ahead to ask a question to the
CM on the matter. "I want to ask her what the problem is. Does the
UP administration fear a law and order situation because of
Aarakshan?" told Prakash Jha to Mid Day. The ace filmmaker
is also willing to show Aarakshan to Mayawati if she wants
to. Jha informs that he had left the message with someone very
close to Mayawati and is waiting for a reply from her.
In the film, Mr Bachchan plays the role of a principal of a
college, who is torn by job reservation issues. The film also stars
actors Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Prateik Babbar in the
lead role. Aarakshan is slated for a August 12