Kamal Haasan, 61, addressed Harvard students and said he objects to censorship but has no issues with certification, which should be there like a "statutory warning." He also noted that 'Censor Board' is a misnomer: "First, I would like to clarify that the battle against censor is in a progressive state"
"There is a reason why we are living in a democracy," said Ronnie Screwvala
Twinkle's piece has been welcomed by celebrities like Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, whose film Haraamkhor is kept on hold by CBFC, said: "If the issues of censorship continue then actors and writer will start compromising. Actors and scriptwriters will write and perform thinking what will get censored and what will be passed."
When asked about the censorship issues in Bollywood today, Kabir Khan, director of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, said, "I find it ridiculous. In this day and age, when you call people to showcase their films and then what are you going to do? Say, 'you cannot have a 20-second kiss, let's make it 6 seconds'."
Actor Dev Patel, who stars in The Man Who Knew Infinity, the biopic of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, spoke to NDTV about his experience of shooting for the film. The actor also opened up about his relationship with his co-star Jeremy Irons, censorship issues in India and his Slumdog Millionaire co-star Anil Kapoor.
Rani Mukerji may have rued the time that she decided to attend a media interaction for her film Mardaani at the Yash Raj Films' studios on August 26. She was grilled relentlessly by the media persons over the recent issues of underworld threats to members of the film fraternity. She worked hard to dodge the questions and somehow directed them back to Mardaani and talked about many things affecting the film including censorship, spreading awareness and getting tax free status in states.