Relief for Big B, Saif, Deepika; stay on Aarakshan lifted

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Chennai, Aug 9: Madras High Court on Tuesday, Aug 9 lifted the stay on the release of film - Aarakshan. Earlier on Monday, the court had stayed the release date of Prakash Jha produced movie Aarakshan which casts Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone.

The high court had halted the release date over a 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 embroiled in several controversies.

With the latest order from the court, the Bollywood movie - Aarakshan, which is based on reservations on caste culture, will be released on its scheduled date - Aug 12.

Earlier, the team Aarakshan was barred from entering Uttar Pradesh for the promotion of the movie. Mayawati government had claimed that the promotion of Aarakshan might have left 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.

Disappointed with UP government's decision, Amitabh Bachchan in his tweets 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."

However, Jha had claimed, "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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