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Mayawati government News

  • | December 22nd, 2011

    Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Aarakshan’ in deep political trouble

    Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Aarakshan’ in deep political trouble

    Aarakshan worked up a storm in the political arena. The movie got banned in one state after another. Here’s how the director, Prakash Jha handled the whole affair
    Politics and films are not friends, as we are seeing now. Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan was grabbing headlines every day as the plot got thicker and murkier. The movie promos hinted at murky politics. If you’ve not watched the movie, you can take a look right here on YouTube Boxofice. Politicians in north India were milking the film’s controversial theme to suit their own agendas. Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh and the Punjab government had banned the screening of Aarakshan in the state. To make things even more messy, the entire scheduled caste-scheduled tribe lobby is up in arms about reported scenes and a part of the story line that talks about the minority communities.  Click here to read more

  • | August 4th, 2011

    Amitabh Bachchan does not reserve judgement on UP government’s move

    Amitabh Bachchan does not reserve judgement on UP government’s move

    Aarakshan releases next week and the state government in Uttar Pradesh is putting a damper on promotional activities for the film
    Reservation is a sensitive issue in this country. And any argument on the matter will lead to controversy, if not public protest. Prakash Jha and his team are courting just that with what is happening in Lucknow right now. The cast of the soon-to-release Aarakshan, led by the director, planned to stage a grand show in the city, with a debate on caste-based reservations in Indian society. Permissions had been granted and everything was ready; Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik were headed to Lucknow to participate. Now the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh has taken back the permits and refused to allow the event to take place, on the grounds of “apprehension of breach of peace”. Click here to read more