Prakash Jha's Aarakshan was in the midst of a controversy recently when The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had asked the filmmaker to screen the film for them before release. The Commission wanted to make sure that the film does not misrepresent the constitutional stand and laws on reservation. However, Jha refused to screen the film to any independent body other than the Censor Board for Film Certification (CBFC)
Now Jha seems to have had the last laugh as the Censor Board has cleared the film with a U/A certificate. The certificate was awarded after an examining committee, set up with representatives from the Dalit, OBC, SC and ST community reviewed the movie.
Amitabh Bachchan, who stars in Aarakshan, too expressed his joy on Twitter. The veteran actor tweeted, "'Aarakshan' seen by Censors today and gets a UA Certificate without a single cut