There has been immense curiosity around Prakash Jha’s next film Aarakshan for a while now. The film which originally was said to star Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Ajay Devgn, Prateik Babbar and Deepika Padukone, has since undergone lot of changes as far as the starcast is concerned. One of the major ones has been of Ajay Devgn walking out of the film. It is now confirmed that the part which was originally to be played by Ajay will now be played by Saif. Confirming this, Amitabh Bachchan posted on his blog saying, "Preparations for ‘Aarakshan’ with Prakash Jha are on in swing and another meet today was done to finalize aspects of the oncoming shoot. Saif Ali now replaces Ajay and soon we shall be making a final announcement of this." The film deals with the issue of reservation and its impact on the society. It will be shot in Bhopal next year.