The superstar says why he finds the philosophies of the film and the show similar.
There have been few protests going around in Punjab before the release of Prakash Jha’s film ‘Aarakshan’ demanding the removal of a supposedly controversial line from the film which questions the concept of reservation.
“An actor is being shown in the promo saying “We don’t want reservation, we want merit”. Our main objection is with this dialogue. It seems the intention of the director is to oppose those who get reservation,” C L Chumbar, the president of ‘Anti-Aarakshan’ group said while addressing the media.
Since the film deals with a sensitive topic, such opposition is but obvious. Amitabh Bachchan has however made it clear how the film’s philosophy is a lot like KBC.
Bachchan wrote, “In many ways the philosophy of the film and that of KBC is quite similar. Given opportunity, even the lesser privileged shall prosper. Or at least have the capacity to prosper. The previous season of KBC showed to us that contestants from small town India, came up in large numbers and did what most metro town inhabitants could not achieve. The power of opportunity, the power of determination if the resources materialize, and the ultimate joy of disproving most others is really the triumph of the common man.
Who would have ever thought that a Muslim lady from a small town, conservative in its outlook, would one day sit on the hot seat and crack the jackpot of a crore of rupees ! But she did, as did many others from humble beginnings. And that really is the marvel. Those without means and facilities, those who have never had opportunity to even think of education, for them to suddenly find themselves in the higher echelons of society, speaks volumes for the democratic nature of our constitution and the adherence thereof.
The film ‘Aarakshan’ provides many sides of this issue and many other. And so when we have movie integration with KBC, this point stands out in great favour for the film.”
Amitabh will be see promoting the film on KBC as well for which he has already had Saif and Deepika on the hot seat. TOI