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 release.