Aarakshan

  • Actor Vinay Apte passes away following multiple organ failure 08-12-2013 10:01 AM

    Mumbai: Popular Marathi actor Vinay Apte, known for his roles in movies like 'Jogwa', 'Satyagraha' and 'Aarakshan', died at a city hospital today at the age of 62. "Mr Vinay Apte was admitted to the hospital yesterday at 8.24 pm. He died today at 5.45 pm. The cause of his...
  • 20 including policemen injured as protests over quota turn violent at Jantar Mantar 13-08-2013 08:44 AM

    Around 20 people, including some policemen, were injured on Monday when demonstrators, favouring quota in promotions, at Jantar Mantar turned violent, police said. "Around 1,500 protesters under the banner of Aarakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (ABSS) were protesting on Monday at Jantar Mantar. When the protesters tried to march towards the...
  • 'Satyagraha' inspired by Anna Hazare's campaign? 07-06-2013 11:29 PM

    After Raajneeti, Chakravyuh and Aarakshan, filmmaker Prakash Jha tackles yet another politically charged subject with Satyagraha that is reportedly inspired by Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption. ...
  • Successful films on Deepika's birthday wishlist 05-01-2012 05:41 PM

    New Delhi: Deepika Padukone turned 26 today and the actress, who is working on three films currently, wishes that the new year brings her more success than 2011. 'Aarakshan' and 'Desi Boyz' hardly brought her any luck in the past year. This year will see her working on 'Cocktail' with...
  • I am still ordinary and ignorant: Amitabh Bachchan 27-12-2011 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: He is the man whose presence adds fanfare to events, weightage to social messages, and, of course, to the cast of a film! But cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan believes he is not qualified enough to give an opinion and talk about every issue in the country. "Suddenly many...
  • I don't believe in dieting: Deepika Padukone 21-11-2011 07:06 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone may be one of the fittest actresses in the industry but she does not believe in starving herself. In fact, she is a self-confessed foodie. "I love food. I love trying out different types of cuisine. I love eating in different kinds of restaurants, trying...
  • Prateiks' journey to 'My Friend Pinto' 03-10-2011 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: In the backdrop of playing second fiddle to lead actors in various flicks, actor Prateik Babbar is keeping his fingers crossed ahead of the release of his first solo project as a protagonist 'My Friend Pinto' slated to release on October 14. The actor who won critical acclaim for...
  • 'Aarakshan' business suffered due to ban: Jha 25-08-2011 10:54 PM

    Lucknow: Director Prakash Jha today said that he does not want to blame anyone for the controversy over 'Aarakshan' that led to the film being banned in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Jha had to move the Supreme Court again UP government's decision to ban the film for two...
  • SC judgment on 'Aarakshan' historic: Big B 21-08-2011 04:39 PM

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed happiness over the Supreme Court's decision to lift ban on Aarakshan in Uttar Pradesh, calling it a 'historic' decision as no state or institution can now ban a film that has been cleared by the censor board. "The Supreme Court judgement in our...
  • Screening of 'Aarakashan' begins in Uttar Pradesh 20-08-2011 10:10 PM

    Lucknow: Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" hit multiplexes in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court scrapped the ban on its screening imposed by the state government. "As the Supreme Court has set aside the order issued by the state government earlier, I asked the departmental officers yesterday to...
  • 'Aarakshan' mints Rs.58 crore in first week 19-08-2011 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: 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. "I'm very happy with the audience response to 'Aarakshan'. I've been flooded with congratulatory messages and calls. The film...
  • SC lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on 'Aarakshan' 19-08-2011 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday "quashed and set aside" the two-month ban imposed by the Uttar Pradesh government on the screening of filmmaker Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan'. An apex court bench of Justice M. Sharma and Justice Anil R. Dave said the state government cannot seek deletion of certain potions...
  • 'Aarakshan' earns Rs.25 crore in four days 16-08-2011 09:47 PM

    Bans, protests and a long weekend may have affected the business of director Prakash Jha's new offering Aarakshan, but despite all the problems, the movie about caste-based reservations in the Indian education system has managed to earn Rs.25 crore in four days. Trade analysts are hoping this will pick up...
  • Aarakshan: SC issues notice to Centre, UP govt 16-08-2011 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on filmmaker Prakash Jha's petition challenging the state government's decision to ban screening of 'Aarakshan'. A bench of justices Mukundkam Sharma and A R Dave issued notice to the Centre and the state government asking...
  • Ban lifted, Punjab halls to screen 'Aarakshan' 15-08-2011 10:19 AM

    Chandigarh: Theatres in Punjab will on Monday screen Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan', which deals with the issue of caste-based reservations, after the government announced it was lifting the ban on the film. "We have deleted the scenes and dialogues to which the state government committee had objections. These portions have been...
  • Punjab government revokes ban on 'Aarakshan' 14-08-2011 07:31 PM

    Chandigarh: After Andhra Pradesh, Punjab Government on Sunday revoked the ban on Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' permitting the exhibition of the film in its revised version after some objectionable dialogues and scenes were deleted. The Amitabh Bachchan starrer was originally banned in three states over its controversial subject of caste-based reservation....
  • AP lifts ban on 'Aarakshan', film hits theatres 13-08-2011 10:29 PM

    Hyderabad: Prakash Jha's film 'Aarakshan' hit theatres in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday night after the government revoked its ban on the screening of the movie in the State. The government's decision came after a five-member screening committee, constituted by it, watched the film along with representatives of SC, ST and...
  • Andhra Pradesh likely to clear 'Aarakshan' 13-08-2011 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: 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. "Aarakshan has been appreciated and cleared by APFDC (Andhra Pradesh Film Development Corporation) and is likely to be...
  • Now Showing: Movie reviews and a chat with Saif 13-08-2011 08:25 AM

    This week on Now Showing, Rajeev Masand reviews 'Aarakshan' and 'Captain America', and talks to Saif Ali Khan about his movie 'Aarakshan'. ...
  • MPs plan to watch 'Aarakshan' this weekend 13-08-2011 07:29 AM

    New Delhi: Despite the ban and the controversies surrounding the movie 'Aarakshan', director Prakash Jha has managed to catch the attention of politicians and many of them are planning to watch Big B in action this weekend. Eminent Lawyer and MP Ram Jethmalani said that he only watches the movies...
  • How will two months ban help: Big B 13-08-2011 12:57 AM

    New Delhi: The governments of three states have banned the screening of the film "Aarakshan" for two months and this has saddened Amitabh Bachchan, who is playing an important role in it. He is wondering how this restriction will solve the problem after two months. "UP (Uttar Pradesh), Punjab and...
  • Janta Verdict: 'Aarakshan' gets a mixed response 12-08-2011 11:35 PM

    Mumbai: The audience unanimously said that the performance by the lead actors is simply fantastic. ...
  • No Supreme Court relief for 'Aarakshan' 12-08-2011 09:57 PM

    The Supreme Court refused to hear Prakash Jha's petition challenging the ban movie 'Aarakshan' by three States. ...
  • 'Aarakshan' hearing delayed, Jha fears losses 12-08-2011 06:38 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha is fearing losses for Aarakshan as the Supreme Court has re-scheduled for Tuesday the hearing of his petition for lifting the ban on his movie in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. "We had appealed in Supreme Court to stall the ban. The petition was in...
  • Masand: 'Aarakshan' is a deathly boring slog 12-08-2011 04:29 PM

    Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar, Manoj Bajpai Director: Prakash Jha After 'Rajneeti', director Prakash Jha once again holds a mirror to society, taking up the issue of reservation in the education system with 'Aarakshan'. The film takes different perspectives; showing us that really, the victims...
  • Javed Akhtar slams support for 'Aarakshan' 12-08-2011 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Noted Lyricist Javed Akhtar lashed out at the film fraternity on Friday for coming out in support of Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' which has been banned in some states. He said that the society itself was divided and only reacted when they themselves face problems. He also said that...
  • No 'Aarakshan' in three states till August 16 12-08-2011 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on August 16 the plea submitted by filmmaker Prakash Jha on the ban imposed by three states on his contentious film Aarakshan that explores caste-based quota system for the socially backward classes. Jha on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking its direction to...
  • Prakash Jha moves SC to lift ban on 'Aarakshan' 12-08-2011 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Prakash Jha on Friday moved Supreme Court to lift the ban on his movie 'Aarakshan' that released on Friday across India, except for some states. The court will hear Jha's plea at 2 pm on Friday. While Uttar Pradesh has banned the screening of the movie, Punjab...
  • 'Aarakshan' to be released amid controversies 12-08-2011 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Prakash Jha's controversial film 'Aarakshan' released in theatres across India on Friday. While Uttar Pradesh has banned the film, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh have imposed an interim ban on its release. Both states have formed a committee to look into any anti-Dalit references that the film may...
  • Why India is not ready for 'Aarakshan' 12-08-2011 12:50 AM

    New Delhi: Let the 'Aarakshan' polemic, the subsequent protests across India and Prakash Jha's acquiescence to cut "objectionable" scenes be a warning to filmmakers keen on social commentary. Jha shares his plight with directors who have had a run-in with the authorities over creative licensing and freedom of expression in...