Actor Amitabh Bachchan has praised the Supreme Court of India for lifting the ban on his film ‘Aarakshan’. The actor wrote, “the highest legal body of the country cleared the film ‘Aarakshan’ for release form areas where it had been banned, reassuring all of us and the people in general that the rule of law prevails in this country. ”
The actor is happy that both counsels for Union of India and Prakash Jha cited reasons to the judges that once a film has been passed by the Censor Board no State or organization has the right to ban it. Bachchan in his blog mentioned, “which is something that we had been saying from day one.”
However, Bachchan feels that the late clearance of the film shall affect the collections of the film, he wrote,”11 days in the life of a film in today]s time can be a lifetime. Will those that opposed the film and stopped its distribution and exhibition now compensate the producer for deliberate and illegal procedures used for harming the financials of the product ? I guess not.”
The actor further writes that the film is pro reservation and politicians objections were uncalled for. He writes,” It is indeed a pity that those that opposed the film never even bothered to see the product before deriding it. Had they done so they would have realized that the film indeed is in fact pro them and their reasons for their anger is so unjustified.”
Bachchan recalls a conversation with Prakash Jha who citing him how various factions that had expressed their anger and dissatisfaction over an unseen film were now asking him to send the script of each film for their clearance before going on the floor.
The actor writes,“that is quite audacious ! They would have to rewrite the Constitution of this land before that can be complied with ! So in fact what it tantamounts to is that there is a suggestion of a body which shall function above the governance of the country and more, the Constitution of the land ! Nothing could be more ridiculous than this !