Mumbai: Actor Saif Ali Khan, who faced protests over his role of a Dalit in `Aarakshan`, says he should not be discriminated because of his royal background.
`Aarakshan` (Reservation) is a social-political drama based on the reservations in government institutions and jobs, releasing tomorrow. Saif plays a Dalit teacher in `Aarakshan` releasing tomorrow.
Kanpur-based `The Dalit Suraksha Samiti` had expressed anger over the actor being cast as a member of the backward caste in the movie.
"When we think of our hero we don`t necessarily think of you. I think they must have thought like that. I feel if they see the film I am sure they will understand. Prakashji is
a very serious filmmaker. Every director loves his films...so he would not have mis-cast me or done something horribly wrong by taking the wrong person. And I am not offended at all (by the protest)," he had said.
`Aarakshan` stars Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik Babbar, besides Saif.