Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is acting in director Prakash Jha's forthcoming film Aarakshan, has said that there is no 'Aarakshan' (reservation) in Indian film industry. Big B feels that it is the biggest example of national integration in the country.
On Tuesday, Amitabh Bachchan was at a radio station in Mumbai. He spoke about the caste discrimination that is dealt in his upcoming movie Aarakshan. "There is no 'aarakshan' in Hindi film industry. Rather I would say that Indian film industry is big example of national integration." the IANS quotes him as saying.
The Bollywood superstar added, "When you stand in a line to buy a ticket you don't see whether you are standing in the queue with a Hindu, Muslim or Sikh. You neither check the caste or religion of the person sitting next to you in the hall. Above all in the hall, you laugh together at the same comedy, you sing the same song, you cry at the same emotional scene. Across the world you won't get a bigger example of integration than this."
However, Amitabh Bachchan's movie Aarakshan is a high voltage socio-political drama, which deals with the most controversial policies of caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. The film also features Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Deepika Padukone, Pratieik Babbar and Tanvi Azmi in important roles.