Saif to star alongside Deepika in Prakash Jha’s next

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Saif Ali Khan is all set to star alongside, Love Aaj Kal co-star Deepika Padukone, in Prakash Jha’s next film titled Aarakshan.

Aarakshan, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, is based on the controversial policies of caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. Amitabh Bachchan will be portraying the role of a College Principal as well as Deepika’s father. Also in the film are Prateik Babbar and Manoj Bajpayee.

On talking about Saif Ali Khan’s part in the movie, director Prakash Jha reveals that “Saif will be playing a young lecturer who is looking to pursue his doctorate alongside his job.”

Saif recently said, “This is my first time in a political movie. Considering my rest of the films are commercial, it is good to be in something socially relevant.”

Shooting for Aarakshan is set to take place in Bhopal over a period of 60-days. It will be Prakash Jha next directorial venture after his brilliant Raajneeti and producing Turning 30. It is set to release in August 2011.

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