Directed by one of the most highly respected filmmakers Prakash Jha and starring a cast full of incredible actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone and Prateik, the drama Aarakshan is getting ready to hit theaters on August 12th. Not only is it a serious look into the Indian school system and the controversial issue of reservation it is also the story of a man, a teacher, family, love, loyalty and friendship.
Aarakshan is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), the legendary idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state’s best. It is the story of his loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) who will do anything for his Sir. Of Deepak’s love for Prabhakar’s daughter, Poorbi (Deepika Padukone), of his friendship with Sushant (Prateik). It is the story of their love, their lively friendship, their zest for life, and of their dreams for the future.
Though there are some very serious scenes in the film there are also some wonderful lighter moments and one of those is the song ‘Mauka’! Watch as the handsome Saif, the lovely Deepika and the totally cute Prateik dance to the fabulous beat!