Mumbai: The relationship between film industry and the political fraternity seems to have blurred. Off late Bollywood is more than ever fascinated with the politics of the nation and even politicians are trying to associate with showbiz.
However, for filmmaker Prakash Jha, it has been an unpleasant experience of sorts. The lead actor of his latest film, Amitabh Bachchan was denied permission to speak on reservation at the University of Lucknow. And Jha is mighty peeved with the Uttar Pradesh government for such hostility.
Talking to a tabloid, Jha narrated what happened, "We were first denied permission to hold our seminar on job reservation at the Lucknow University. We then hired the Indira Gandhi auditorium, but again we were denied permission to hold our meeting there, this time by the Lucknow Development Authority."
The actor of the millennium, Big B was supposed to address the youth at the capital city of UP to discuss job reservation. Bachchan plays a professor in the film, who is embroiled in issues related to reservation.
Jha has now decided to approach Chief Minister Mayawati to resolve this issue.
"I want to ask her what the problem is. Does the UP administration fear a law and order situation because of Aarakshan?” said Jha.