Aarakshan, dealing with the sensitive concern of caste-based reservations, has been stuck in controversy. The film has been banned in UP and Punjab, with state governments alleged that its release may bring about law and order problems.
Prakash Jha spoke to the media in Mumbai, escorted by RPI leader Ramdas Athavale, who had voiced his opposition to the film for its anti-reservation attitude.
Jha told Athavale that “I am happy that you have taken this positively and withdrawn opposition to the film.” He also added that “Some issues are sensitive; the film is made on a sensitive issue. We have made the film with these things in mind.”
Heavy police security has been set up outside Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan’s homes in Mumbai in the wake of controversies surrounding their film Aarakshan that will open in theatres tomorrow.
Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal’s organisation, Samata Parishad had also endangered to have the film banned although Bhujbal was given a private screening later.