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I Am Not Against Reservation: Saif

Mumbai, Aug 3:  Ahead of the release of Prakash Jha's socio-political drama ‘Aarakshan', lead actor Saif Ali Khan has said he was not against reservation.  Saif is essaying role of a Dalit leader in the
PTI August 03, 2011 17:58 IST
PTI

Mumbai, Aug 3:  Ahead of the release of Prakash Jha's socio-political drama ‘Aarakshan', lead actor Saif Ali Khan has said he was not against reservation.  Saif is essaying role of a Dalit leader in the flick based on the caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. The Censor Board has already given a green signal to the film.

“Before working on the movie I had anti-reservation view. I was against reservation in my mind. I felt that things should be done on level of merit. But after having done the movie I thought there is another insight to it that most people in our country are less privileged,” Saif said while addressing students at an institute here last evening.  

“Most people get chance like me but what about those talented and intelligent people in our country who don't get a chance...an opportunity,” he said.
The actor said though he supported reservation he did not know about the nuances like the extent and percentage of the same.

“It is a unique problem. There should be some reservation I guess at school level but don't know how much per cent. Now whether reservation should be 50 per cent or how much per cent I don't know,” Saif added.

‘Aarakshan' releasing on Aug 12 stars Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik Babbar, besides Saif. PTI