Banning Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Aarakshan’ was just a publicity stunt?

Banning Aarakshan merely illustrated the fact that India is a democracy in name only and freedom of expression is a myth. It was uncharitable for certain prominent, not to mention loudmouthed and incoherent television commentators to suggest that the brouhaha surrounding Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan was merely a publicity stunt. Was the movie that controversial? Granted that in today’s over-saturated media scenario every filmmaker will go all out to promote his or her film, but surely Jha doesn’t have the governments of three states in his pocket? Also, Amitabh Bachchan stated in his blog, “If the law states that every political party needs to give approval, if every society, every national needs to give approval, then making cinema is not an art. It also may never be able to see the light of day for, if every individual needs to give its approval, then who is left to see the film in the theatre?” What was the real reason behind this ban? Read on to find out!