Aarakshan: Supreme Court to hear Prakash Jha's plea on Aug 1

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New Delhi, Aug 12: The Supreme Court will hear Prakash Jha, producer-director's plea to lift the ban on his yet to be released movie Aarakshan, which is already laden with controversy on August 16.

The movie has already released in other states. Jha had moved to the SC seeking to lift the ban on the movie in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

"One is always hopeful, we were taking a chance. We tried our best, court also cooperated with us, court ran out of time. It is on the general list on Tuesday. Film has successfully run throughout the country except for the three states. No case of untoward incident anywhere. Whatever will happen, will happen Every territory is important. It is more important that people are able to enjoy it  Supreme Court should allow the film to be released in all states," said Jha.

The movie was banned following controversial dialogues and scenes in Andhra Pradesh on Aug 11 and in Punjab.

Aarakshan is based on the reservation issue in the domain of education and government jobs. Citing the heat over the issue, Mumbai police have beefed up security for all stars of the movie - Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai and many others.

Meanwhile, Lalu Prasad Yadav led RJD too raised voice to impose 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."

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