Actor Amitabh Bachchan says that his character in the upcoming film Aarakshan is about an idealistic teacher who believes in reservations. He wants to give opportunities to the weaker sections so that they can succeed in life with their own merit.
After unveiling the first look, Amitabh spoke to the reporters about Aarakshan, which is all set to release on August 12. Bachchan informs that his character in the film does not believe in casteism and believes in reservation which gives opportunity for the weaker sections to grow. The film talks about opportunities and commercialisation of the education system. Bachchan denied to speak his personal view on reservation at the public forum as he did not want to create any kind of controversy.
Talking about his first experience with director Prakash Jha during Aarakshan's shooting, Amitabh told, “Prakash Jha has to be complemented for a well-organised and disciplined shooting schedule even though we were filming a very difficult subject."
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who has composed music for a song in the film described Jha as an alert citizen who had good grasp over the issue of reservations. He told, “Due to this, I was enlightened with his research and it helped to write lyrics for the film."
Jha cleared that Aarakshan was not inspired by Mandal Commission agitation of the 90s. "Reservation is a wide and complex issue. I am not making a statement for or against it through my film. I am only trying to explore it in a story form. Audiences are very intelligent and they can find solution themselves," the director explained.