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Big B barred from lecturing students

bollywood Updated: Jul 13, 2011 17:28 IST

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Amitabh Bachchan had to address Lucknow University students on the issue of job reservation to promote Aarakshan, but the varsity has denied permission to the megastar.

Director Prakash Jha thinks that the university got scared as it's a sensitive issue.

"They didn't know whether we'd be arguing for or against job reservation. It's a thorny issue in that state, I understand. But are we supposed to sweep sensitive issues under the carpet? How will our society develop if there's no debate? I think they just got scared. Don't ask of whom," Jha told Mumbai Mirror.

Jha had already chalked out plans for a Q&A session between Amitabh and the university students.

The director says, "Earlier during the marketing of Rajneeti we were similarly barred from entering academic institutions in Delhi to discuss present day politics. We all know who they were scared of."