The morning after the explosive Cheat India conference which Aaditya Thackeray had attended, he tweeted a news report about the State Education Minister, Vinod Tawde, ordering the arrest of an unsuspecting student for recording a live interacting on his mobile phone.
While Tawde denied ordering the arrest, the controversy became bigger, when Emraan Hashmi, concurring with Thackeray, tweeted, “This is #CheatIndia”. A social media conversation between the friends followed and in no time the matter was trending.
Taking a cue from this, Emraan has now called upon the Union Education Minister, Prakash Javdekar, in a tweet, requesting for time to meet him in Delhi this week. His keenly anticipated film, releasing on January 18, has been making noises in the right circles for unabashedly showcasing the malpractices in the education sector.
Confirmed Emraan, “There has been a sharp rise in student suicides. The frequent news about leaked papers, fake degrees, re-exams, outdated syllabi, etc. is deeply concerning. The country’s parents and students are both cheating and being cheated. I would appreciate an audience with the Hon’ble Minister to discuss the issues and see how we can make a difference.”
Cheat India has been produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar’s Ellipsis Entertainment and Parveen Hashmi’s Emraan Hashmi Films.