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Lucknow turns down permission for Amitabh Bachchan and team to promote “Aarakshan”

The controversy surrounding Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Aarakshan” has taken a murkier turn. The Lucknow district administration has rejected the permission to hold an event in the city for promoting the film.

Amitabh Bachchan along with the Director of the film Prakash Jha and other stars were to remain present for the said promotional event where in they were going to interact with students.

The district administration cited the reason of the event creating a law and order problem while rejecting it.

It may be noted that several political parties all over the country have been protesting against the film stating that it is anti-Dalit. The protests were also heard in the on going state monsoon session of Maharashtra legislature as well.

Home Minister of Maharashtra R R Patil assured the protesting legislators that he would speak to the Director of the film Prakash Jha and tell him to remove if anything was objectionable or could hurt the sentiments of a few sections.

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