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Politicians are apprehensive: Prakash Jha

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Filmmaker Prakash Jha is unperturbed by the opposition from various Dalit organisations and political parties on his upcoming release Aarakshan. He thinks that politicians are apprehensive that something wrong may happen, as the film deals with reservation system in the country.

“They (politicians) have concerns. When you make movies that concern the society, the leaders of certain sections of the society will have to voice their concerns. They probably don't know what the movie is about. They are just apprehensive that something wrong may happen," PTI quoted Jha as sayinf while addressing a group of students at an institute.

Interestingly, many politicians have raised their on the film, which is based on caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Government has reportedly asked the filmmaker to screen the film to a few organisations and legislators before its release. Home Minister R R Patil also said in the recent assembly that they should make sure that the film don't cause social tension.

However, NCP leader Jitendra Awhad, senior Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal and RPI leader Ramdas Athawale are against the release of the movie.

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