SC notice to Punjab on `Aarakshan` film ban

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition by film producer Prakash Jha seeking compensation for banning the screening of his 2011 film ‘Aarakshan’.

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

`Aarakshan`, "unfortunately hit troubled political situations", CBFC chief said.

No resentment against Mayawati regime: Prakash Jha

Citing law and order problems, the Mayawati government Aug 10 banned the screening of ‘Aarakshan’ that deals with the sensitive issue of reservation in education system.

Supreme Court judgement on `Aarakshan` historic: Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is elated over the apex court`s decision lifting the ban on `Aarakshan` in Uttar Pradesh, calling the judgement "historic".

‘Aarakshan’ screening begins in Uttar Pradesh

Over a week after its worldwide release, multiplexes and cinema halls across Uttar Pradesh started screening Prakash Jha-directed film ‘Aarakshan’ Saturday - a day after the Supreme Court revoked the state government`s ban on the movie.

Bollywood formula: Controversy plus buzz equals publicity

Controversy spells free publicity. Or so it seems in Bollywood where millions are spent in promoting films while some movies "Aarakshan" become talking points even before their release.

Supreme Court lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on ‘Aarakshan’

SC quashed the two-month ban imposed by the UP govt on the screening of ‘Aarakshan.’

Jha happy as ‘Aarakshan’ ban lifted in Uttar Pradesh

Filmmaker Prakash Jha could not have asked for a better Friday. The news of his film ‘Aarakshan’ minting Rs.58.5 crore worldwide within its first week had not even sunk in when the Supreme Court lifted the ban on the film`s release in Uttar Pradesh.

`Aarakshan` mints Rs.58 crore in first week, Jha elated

Filmmaker Prakash Jha is happy that even after the "unexpected tough battle" to release his film "Aarakshan", the movie has managed to amass Rs.58.5 crore within its first week.

Apex Court seeks Uttar Pradesh`s reply on "Aarakshan"

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply by Thursday to filmmaker Prakash Jha`s petition seeking stay of the state`s ban on the screening of his film "Aarakshan".

Punjab lifts ban on ‘Aarakshan’

Punjab Sunday lifted the ban on the screening of filmmaker Prakash Jha`s controversial movie ‘Aarakshan’ which deals with the issue of caste-based reservation.

‘Aarakshan’ sees different aarakshan in Nepal

Bollywood films remain one of the most popular fund-raisers for charitable projects in Nepal.

No hue and cry where ‘Aarakshan’ was shot

Madhya Pradesh, where the film was shot, seems to have given a good response.

Punjab, Andhra Pradesh revoke ban on ‘Aarakshan’

The Punjab and Andhra Pradesh governments have cleared filmmaker Prakash Jha`s ‘Aarakshan’ for screening and revoked the statewide ban they imposed on it. The screening of the film started in the two states Saturday afternoon.

Nothing objectionable in ‘Aarakshan’ : Anand

Super30 founder and math wizard whose help was sought by film-maker Prakash Jha to direct Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan for the film `Aarakshan`, today said there was nothing objectionable in the movie.

Andhra Pradesh likely to clear ‘Aarakshan’

The Andhra Pradesh government is likely to give a clean-chit to Prakash Jha`s ‘Aarakshan’ and the screening of the film will start from Saturday, said the distributors of the film.

Politicians to watch controversy-ridden ‘Aarakshan’

While several state governments have imposed a ban on Prakash Jha’s ‘Aarakshan’, many politicians seem keen to watch the film nevertheless.

Apex court to hear Jha against `Aarakshan` bans Tuesday

The Supreme Court will hear Tuesday a petition by film producer and director Prakash Jha seeking the quashing of the orders by the Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Punjab governments banning or suspending screening of his film "Aarakshan" in these states.

Punjab imposes conditions to lift `Aarakshan` ban

The Punjab government Friday indicated it is ready to lift the ban on screening of controversial movie "Aarakshan".

Prakash Jha moves Supreme Court over ‘Aarakshan’ ban

Just a day after facing bans in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh, ‘Aarakhan’ producers Prakash Jha and Firoz A Nadiawala have moved the Supreme Court to lift ban on the controversial film.