`Aarakshan` good film, unfortunately ran into trouble: CBFC chief

Last Updated: Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 10:22

Sriperumbudur: Amitabh Bachchan-starrer `Aarakshan`, which faced country-wide protests, was a good film about education but "unfortunately hit troubled political situations", CBFC chief Leela Samson said.

"It`s a good film made by Prakash Jha about reservation. That he made a film to bring to our youth, bring to the awareness of the youth, an important subject like reservation...," Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Leela Samson said at a function here.

She said the film was actually about education. "It`s about how contract classes have almost replaced a teacher in the school... a sad phenomenon of our times. Unfortunately, it hit very very troubled political and other situations."

A strong supporter of teacher-student classes, Samson said "the good teacher, the guru, is now replaced by notes and computer programmes that don`t have any energy in them. They don`t have the energy of love and affection. And this is what the film is about."

Expressing happiness over the courts` direction to allow the screening of the film, she said, "Thankfully for us, the High Court and the Supreme Court have voted and passed judgement for the constitutional right for the freedom of expression."

`Aarakshan` stirred a controversy with many political sections up in arms against its release leading to its ban in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.


First Published: Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 10:22

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