Setback for Big B, Saif, Deepika; HC stays Aarakshan release

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Chennai, Aug 8: The Madras High Court on Monday, Aug 8 stayed the release date of Prakash Jha produced movie - Aarakshan which casts Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone.

The high court halted the release date of default in repayment of a loan of Rs 3.75 crore by Aarakshan's producer. Jha along with Firoz A Nadiadwala produced the movie which has already been emerged in several controversies.

Following the court's order, Aarakshan is slated for release on Aug 12. Earlier, Aarakshan team was banned in Uttar Pradesh from promoting the movie.

Amitabh Bachchan in his tweets also had mentioned, "The administration (UP) does not allow us to enter the city..unofficial reports by police say they have instructions to arrest us if we do."

Mayawati government had claimed that the promotion of Aarakshan may leave a fire among the students to initiate fresh protest. To avoid any kind of law and order situation in the state, Mayawati administration barred the Aarakshan team to meet the students of Lucknow university.

However, Jha had tried to disperse the cloud while tweeting, "My film is not political at all; it is based on the status of higher education in our country today. But I don't know there is some kind of apprehension; there are leaders who are worried about the outcome of the film. Nobody has contacted me, or asked me to show the film. The Censor Board has already seen it and approved it."

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