Safety first for Prakash Jha?
To escape the ire from certain sections of the society, Prakash Jha seeks Supreme Court’s help before the release of his forthcoming political drama
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; August 8, 2012)
With political films like Raajneeti and Aarakshan, Prakash Jha has often attracted the wrath from certain quarters of the society. To avoid the same, before the release of his upcoming film Chakravyuh, the filmmaker has apparently sought help from the Supreme Court.
When Aarakshan, based on caste reservation, released, several Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh banned its screening. Certain sections even complained about a series of ‘controversial’ scenes and dialogues.
Our source says, “The order that has now been passed is under the Cinematograph Act, where in the Government will have to allow a film’s screening, once it has been cleared by the Censor Board. To avoid a repeat, Jha sought the SC’s help.” Jha tells us, “Now, no one can stop the release of my film. No one can raise any question. If anyone tries to do so, they’ll have to pay for it!”
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