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Will oppose Aarakshan if anti-dalit: Athawale

Mumbai: RPI leader Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said his party would oppose Prakash Jha`s upcoming flick `Aarakshan` if its contents are detrimental to the interest of Dalits.

"We will oppose the film (Aarakshan) if its contents are against Dalits and try to paint the upper-castes in good light," Athawale told reporters.

`Aarakshan`, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan in lead roles is a high voltage socio-political drama based on one of the most controversial policies of the caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes had recently dubbed Aarkashan, releasing August 12, as "anti-Dalit".

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