» Prakash Jha agrees to delete controversial scenes in Aarakshan
Prakash Jha agrees to delete controversial scenes in Aarakshan
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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 said.
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.