Bihar:Big B's Nitish love irks Lalu, Aarakshan to be banned?

Lalu Prasad Yadav, Amitabh Bachchan and Nitish Kumar
Patna, Aug 11: Another hurdle popped up before the journey of the Bollywood movie - Aarakshan as Lalu Prasad Yadav led RJD on Thursday, Aug 11 started demanding ban on the movie in Bihar.

Staging a protest march from the party office to Dakbungalow, the party workers claimed, "The release of the film in Bihar will hurt the sentiments of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and other weaker sections of the society."

Prakash Jha produced, Aarakshan, which casts Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai and many others, is based on on the topic of reservation in Indian government jobs and education.

After citing the latest demand of the RJD, it seems that Big B's praise for Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in public, irked Lalu and his party members. Amitabh Bachchan and the rest of the crew members of Aarakshan recently visited Bihar for the promotional activities of the controversial movie.

During his visit to the state, Amitabh praised Nitish Kumar by stating, "Bihar has witnessed tremendous growth (during Nitish Kumar's reign). The ambiance has changed."

"I have come here after so many years and I feel this place has definitely changed. Nitish Kumarji deserves kudos," added the Bollywood superstar.

Amitabh's comment on Nitish had earlier provoked the RJD leader to say, "Amitabh Bachchan mera sabse napasand kalakar hai (he is my least likeable actor in the film industry."

However, RJD's demand to ban the movie in Bihar may become as the crucial owes for the movie. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab government has already banned Aarakshan claiming, "several exchange of dialogues between different characters in the film were quite provocating and could incite civil disorder and violence."

Citing the heat over the movie, Mumbai police have beefed up the security at Amitabh and Saif Ali Khan's bungalows in the dream city. Aarakshan has been scheduled to be released on Friday, Aug 12.

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