‘Aarakshan’ needs divine intervention?


Looks like Prakash Jha really needs some divine intervention. The director was at Ajmer to offer prayers at the holy tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The filmmaker also met leaders of regional caste groups in Jaipur on Sunday. Jha held a meeting with Lokendra Singh Kalvi, leader of Rajput Karni Sena and Suresh Mishra, leader of Brahmin Mahasabha.

The leaders of both the groups had warned of protests if they found the film hurting the sentiments of people of any caste. Both the leaders had also demanded a preview of the movie before its official release.
Earlier, this week the Madras High Court has stayed the release of the film due to some non-payment issues. When contacted Jha said, "Prakash Jha Productions is the sole rights-holder of Aarakshan. All rights and authority regarding the business of Aarakshan are vested with Prakash Jha Productions. The cheque-bouncing issue is between Mr. Feroze A. Nadiadwala and Mr. Sushil Gupta. It has nothing to do with Aarakshan. Mr. Nadiadwala is sorting it out. Aarakshan will release worldwide on August 12th, as per schedule."

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