Monday, July 18, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan can’t promote Aarakshan in Lucknow University

In one of the rare no’s to Amitabh Bachchan, he was disallowed from promoting his upcoming film Aarakshan in the campus of the Lucknow University. Big B, along with the director of the film Prakash Jha, had shown interest in visiting the Lucknow University for the promotion purposes.
But the reason for not allowing Amitabh Bachchan to come there to promote the film was the topic of the film itself. Aarakshan as the name itself suggests, deals with the story of reservation. ‘This is a pretty sensitive issue and therefore, not fit to be promoted in the University campus,’ was the reason put forth for denying the Big B a chance.
Big B and Prakash Jha were supposed to meet and interact with the students in the campus and talk about the subject on which the film is based.
The spokesperson of the Lucknow University said that it is not only a sensitive issue but also a controversial one. That is why the Lucknow University has come to a decision of not giving the due permission for anyone to promote the film there.
However, the Lucknow University spokesperson has said that if Amitabh Bachchan wants to pay a visit to the Lucknow University for any other reason other than film promotion, then he is welcome.