"We have given credit to the original. My music director Girish met someone from the team of Saw long back and authorisation was given to make the film. We haven't made anything as gory as Saw, because frankly you can't, given our censorship rules," he said
Speaking on the issue of censorship, Ekta said, "We honour certain values as we enter people's houses and I certainly keep that in mind for our programmes. He (the film viewer) should be allowed to what he wants to see outside his house," she said while speaking at a Q & A session at the FICCI Ladies Organisation here last evening
"In a democracy, censorship has no place. Censorship works only in dictatorships, not in democracy. I am opposed to any kind of censorship," Mr Gopalakrishnan said while promoting his film at the Press Club here on Tuesday
"I can put forth my point of view and talk about how censorship is so pointless in the day and age of the internet. I am excited as this is my first time there and I am really looking forward to interacting with the students."
"Cinema is all about detailing. We need our own creative freedom and we are definitely sort of pressed against the wall and there is so much outrage. I hope it will be addressed and I hope there won't be such incidents in future," said Kangana Ranaut
"The film was never brought to us for censorship," he said, adding that the commerce and information ministry had also asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA) to ensure that Neerja is not shown on cable channels throughout Pakistan
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"
"The state censoring a piece of work is bizarre because every time the government changes, the morality changes. So it doesn't make sense. We need to enforce the law that if it's an adult film, then children don't go and watch the film, which happens everywhere in our country," Zoya said
"I feel the censorship of movies should also look at the censorship of various other mediums of communication that the audience is used to. So if there is free flowing information, let's say on Torrents, on the internet and I can get to see anything, then to be stopped from watching it," Imtiaz Ali said
Sharman plays the role of a corporate executive in Hate Story 3. "The censorship for Hate Story 3 has already been done. We've received an adult (A) certification and the erotic aspect of the film has been retained. We're happy with the censors and the audience will also be happy with the film," said Sharman
"I think 'intolerance' has become a taboo for everyone. If you talk about censorship then I agree with Benegal. Cinema is a creative medium. The director has the right to express. In the times of social media, with everything on internet just a click away, I wonder how censoring a few things could help," said Divya
"Our society is evolving, the kind of cinema we're exposed to these days. All that is progressing, but we're making sure that Bollywood regresses. If you have a law for censorship, you should give an A-certificate to that kind of film (with any questionable content), but don't snip out things for the sake of snipping it out" the actor said