After Uttar Pradesh and Punjab put a ban on the release of Prakash
Jha's Aarakshan over certain controversial scenes and
dialogues, the director now, is ready to delete the scenes which
may hurt the sentiment of people.
Mayawati government banned the Amitabh Bachchan starrer in Uttar
Pradesh for two months citing law and order problem. Followed by
Punjab who also banned Aarakshan stating that a few dialogues may
trigger trouble. Jha, who held a press conference in Mumbai told
that he was ready to make minor changes in Aarakshan,
respecting concerns voiced by different political bodies.
"We have agreed to make minor changes following objections.
There are certain dialogues and scenes that have been edited.
Reservation is not a necessity but a Constitutional truth and we
have been very careful about depicting it in the film," Jha
Talking about Maharashtra minister who opposed
Aarakshan, the ace director confirmed that the political
leaders have given him assurance that the movie's release will face
no hurdles in Maharashtra. When asked about the ban in UP and
Punjab, Jha informed that he is trying to resolve the matter
amicably. "It (the ban) could be because of political reasons. We
are discussing the matter with people there. With a sensitive issue
like this there is always doubt but we are trying to discuss and
resolve it. What else can I do," he said.
The director also informed that his film is not only about
reservation but also deals with commercialisation of education. The
film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj
Bajpayee and Prateik Babbar in the leading roles.