Both the Bombay and Madras high court on Tuesday cleared the release of the Hindi film Aarakshan.
The Bombay high court today held that there will be no pre-screening of the soon-to-be-released Hindi film Aarakshan. Holding that the petitioners’ - two Panvel lawyers - contentions are misconceived the judges allowed the release of the film on August 12.
The Madras high court also lifted the interim stay on the film regarding a civil case involving GG Photo Limited's Sushil Gupta and Madhu Gupta over the non-payment of dues worth Rs 3.71 crore after the film's co-producer Firoz Nadiadwala and the Guptas reached an out-of-court settlement.
When the question of the stay on the film by the Madras high court came up, the Bombay HC was informed it was a totally different issue, which would be dealt with by the producers.
The state government had earlier told the court they are well equipped to deal with any law and order problems following the film’s release.A division bench of justice DD Sinha and justice AR Joshi today adjourned the case till August 22 to hear petitions raised after the film’s release.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray said he would not oppose the film, and that his party was against caste-based reservations, feeling quotas must be set according to economic status.